Stonehenge is a popular historic monument located in Wiltshire, England. The monument contains a ring of standing stones. The stones are weighted around 25 tons and are seven feet tall. The site was constructed between 3000 BC & 2000 BC according to Archaeologists whereas Radiocarbon method recommended that first bluestones created between 2400 and 2200 BC. It considered one of the famous landmarks in the United Kingdom. In 1968, it added to the World Heritage Sites. Currently, the monument owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage. The Stonehenge lawfully protected under Scheduled Ancient Monument since 1882.
The monument created in several phases of construction spanning more than 1500 years. The evidence of construction can also found in the monument. There is no clear written record found regarding which culture created the Stonehenge. Some authors suggest that Stonehenge created through supernatural and anachronistic methods. There are two types of stones used in the monument named as the larger sarsens and small bluestone.
During the excavation of prehistoric monument, various things found named as Roman pottery, stone, metal items and coins.
In 1977, the monument first opened for public. People start walking and climbing on stone. In 1977, stones were roped off due to serious erosion. After that, visitors are not allowed to touch the stone but can walk around the monument. The visitors are not allowed during the summer and winter solstice. The visitors are allowed to make a special booking for visiting the monument.
The Heel Stone of the monument situated in the northeast of sarsen circle. It is also previously known S Friar’s Hell and Sun Stone. In 2013 Summer Solstice more than 30,000 people were gathered at the stone.