No other site in England presents the viewer with such grandeur and mystery, nor sparks the imagination so much as this iconic circle of stones in Wiltshire, southwest England. Writers, adventurers, historians and conquerors have all tried to answer the question, 'Who built Stonehenge?' - resulting in tales and fables of Druids, Merlin and King Arthur, ancient giants roaming the countryside, and a highly evolved prehistoric race of men. Yet the question of who, or indeed what, managed to drag several 20-ton stones more than 240 miles (386km) from North Wales across steep hills to be aligned with mathematical and astronomical precision 5,000 years ago remains unanswered. A must-see tourist sight in the United Kingdom, budget a full day to see Stonehenge properly.
Address: Two miles (3km) from Amesbury on the A303 and A344/A360 junction
Telephone: (0)1980 624 715
Transport: Stonehenge is just off the A303, 20 minutes' drive from Salisbury
Opening times: Open daily from 9.30am to 6pm (1 April to 31 May); 9am to 7pm (1 June to 31 August); 9.30am to 6pm (1 September to 15 October); 9.30am to 4pm (16 October to 15 March); 9.30am to 6pm (16 to 31 March); and 10am to 4pm (Boxing Day and New Year's Day)
Admission: £7.50 (adults), £4.50 (children 5-15). Concessions are available, check website for details