101 places to go – Stonehenge

Inspired by the (not very welcome) fact that tomorrow is the longest day of the year, we’ve decided to focus on Stonehenge as our new recommended place to go.

Originally built by giants in Ireland, before being moved to their current home by Merlin the magician, or just a big pile of rocks in Wiltshire – whatever your opinion about Stonehenge’s origins, you can’t doubt their magnificence.

But if visiting Stonehenge around summer solstice doesn’t float your boat then here are a couple more things to do in the area. Got your own suggestions? Share them in the comments below!

• Bigger, and some say better, Avebury is the largest stone circle in Europe. Unlike Stonehenge, Avebury doesn’t get the same level of tourism and – thanks to the work of the National Trust – it’s remarkably well-preserved.

• If you prefer a more traditional spiritual attraction then a visit to Salisbury Cathedral is a must. Owner of the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom, the world’s oldest working clock and one of four remaining original copies of the Magna Carta, there are many reasons to visit.

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