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Stop by our Neolithic Houses and meet our knowledgeable volunteers. They'll show you how the people of Stonehenge might have lived and demonstrate ancient domestic skills such as flint knapping and rope making.

Neolithic Houses at Stonehenge | English Heritage

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Our interactive maps allow you to discover what the landscape around Stonehenge looked like from before the monument itself was first built through to the present day.

Interactive Maps of the Stonehenge Landscape | English Heritage

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02/20/2017 at 14:05. Facebook
Our exhibition contains more than 250 objects ranging from jewellery, pottery and tools to ancient remains. Make sure you check out our exhibition as part of your visit to really discover Stonehenge.

Stonehenge Exhibition | English Heritage

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This weekend is your last chance to experience our WW1 Bi-Plane. With story-telling throughout the day and a chance to sit in the plane it is the perfect family day out.

WW1 Bi-Plane at Stonehenge | English Heritage

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Visitors to Stonehenge today may see traces of Stonehenge’s First World War airfield in the earthwork lumps and bumps. However, many may not notice it at all but the very existence of the Stonehenge aerodrome triggered much debate about whether the setting should be ‘restored’ or whether modern ‘intrusions’ in the landscape are acceptable.
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The First World War Stonehenge Aerodrome | English Heritage

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After the war the Stonehenge aerodrome remained in use for just four years following increasing calls to close it. By 1921 any stationed aircraft had been relocated and concerns grew around the military’s presence and possible damage to Stonehenge, as a result the aerodrome closed later in 1921 with the site being returned to its pre-requisition owner.
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The First World War Stonehenge Aerodrome | English Heritage

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The Stonehenge Aerodrome was built in 1917 as a result of a re-evaluation of Britain’s air strategy and defence following heavy German bombing in London in June 1917.
There was a significant need to urgently increase the number of planes in service and therefore more airfields were needed as well as training for pilots. Stonehenge was one of many new airfields across southern England with the...
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Many visitors to Stonehenge don’t realise that they are crossing the site of a First World War airfield or that an aerodrome was once built here providing a very different landscape than what is seen today.
As early as 1897, the British Army would carry out training exercises to the north of Stonehenge due to farmland being sold cheaply and the expansive isolated nature of the landscape.

The First World War Stonehenge Aerodrome | English Heritage

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Stonehenge and Salisbury Plain hold a history of military ballooning dating back to the 1880s when reconnaissance balloons were used on exercises in the area. In 1906, the earliest known aerial photographs of Stonehenge were taken by Royal Engineer balloonists.

The First World War Stonehenge Aerodrome | English Heritage

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To support our half-term event that sees a WW1 Bi-Plane replica come to Stonehenge, we will be taking a look back at how both Stonehenge and Salisbury Plain have long been linked to the military and aviation. You can read the full ‘The First World War Aerodrome at Stonehenge’ timeline on our website or follow our daily posts starting next week.To

The First World War Stonehenge Aerodrome | English Heritage

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A replica WW1 bi-plane comes to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre this half-term. Situated near the Neolithic Houses, children will have the chance to sit inside the plane and hear stories of Stonehenge and aviation. This event is included in your ticket price and while booking is not required it is strongly recommended.

WW1 Bi-Plane at Stonehenge | English Heritage

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Planning your half-term activities with the kids? This half-term sees a WW1 replica bi-plane come to Stonehenge, accompanied by dapper edwardian chaps who will be on hand to share their stories of Stonehenge and Salisbury Plain during the Great War.

WW1 Bi-Plane at Stonehenge | English Heritage

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We're filming with English Heritage today for a series of Neolithic films. Join us on Instagram for behind the scenes updates @stonehenge
Discover Salisbury Museum's Wessex Gallery where you can find out about ancient Wessex and its pivotal place in the story of England and see the nationally important finds and treasures from Old Sarum, Stonehenge and the surrounding landscape.

Collections | The Salisbury Museum

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The Stonehenge, Avebury, and Associated Sites World Heritage Site is internationally important for its complexes of outstanding prehistoric monuments. Stonehenge is the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world, while Avebury is the largest in the world. Together with inter-related monuments and their associated landscapes, they help us to understand Neolithic...
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Significance of Stonehenge | English Heritage

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'A must see before visiting Stonehenge'. Plan in a visit to Wiltshire Museum, in Devizes, as part of your trip to Stonehenge to discover award-winning displays featuring spectacular treasures dating to the time of Stonehenge and worn by people who worshiped inside the stone circle.

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Our award-winning school trips support the national education curriculum and get children hands-on with history. Teachers, find out about our Discovery Visits and free self-led visits online today.

Stonehenge School Visits | English Heritage

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Take a look at the latest blog from Visit Wiltshire, highlighting just how beautiful the county is in winter.

10 photos that show that winter is a beautiful time of the year to visit Wiltshire - Visit Wiltshire

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Stonehenge sits within a vast ancient landscape that is just waiting to be explored. Why not hop off the visitor shuttle at Fargo to walk the remaining route to the monument or use your orientation leaflet (handed out at the admissions window) to explore a variety of walking routes.

Stonehenge Things to see and do | English Heritage

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There is so much to know and learn about Stonehenge that we recommend extending your visit to one of our nearby partner museums.
Wiltshire Museum in Devizes offers award-winning displays of gold from the Time of Stonehenge that belonged to people who worshiped inside the Stone Circle. While Salisbury Museum's collections span the history and archaeology of south Wiltshire from prehistoric...
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Stonehenge Things to see and do | English Heritage

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