Wilton, Salisbury SP2 0BJ, UK
Wilton HouseView on map
Castle Rd, Salisbury SP1 3SD, UK
Old SarumView on map
108 Fisherton St, Salisbury SP2 7QY, UK
Fisherton Mill - Gallery | Cafe | StudiosView on map
Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, UK
Old Sarum AirfieldView on map
Bedwin St, Salisbury SP1 3UT, UK
Salisbury Arts CentreView on map
The Cl, Salisbury SP1 2EL, UK
Mompesson HouseView on map
The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EN, UK
The Salisbury MuseumView on map
53 George St, Salisbury SP2 7BB, UK
Organic Art / 53 The Barn StudioView on map
58 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EX, UK
The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire MuseumView on map
Hangar 1, Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, Salisbury SP4 6DZ, UK
Boscombe Down Aviation CollectionView on map
6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EJ
Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, and one of the leading examples of Early English architecture and has the tallest spire in England.
Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7DE
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 ft (4.1 metres) high, 6 ft 11 in (2.1 metres) wide and weighing around 25 tons. The stones are set within earthworksin the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.
Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first bluestones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC, although they may have been at the site as early as 3000 BC.
One of the most famous landmarks in the UK, Stonehenge is regarded as a British cultural icon. It has been a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument since 1882 when legislation to protect historic monuments was first successfully introduced in Britain. The site and its surroundings were added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage; the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.
Stonehenge could have been a burial ground from its earliest beginnings. Deposits containing human bone date from as early as 3000 BC, when the ditch and bank were first dug, and continued for at least another five hundred years.