If you are one of the many that visiting Stonehenge there are other places close to Stonehenge you will want to visit as well. Drop by Woodhenge where you will find a circle of wooden posts. The Silbury Hill where you will find Europe’s largest man made mound of clay and chalk that was built around 2500BC. It is rumored this mound could possbily be the burial ground for king Sil and his horse.
The Avebury stone circle is also a must see, the circle is much bigger than Stonehenge however the stones are smaller, it’s older and larger than Stonehenge.Here at Avebury you can actually touch the stones. Here you will also find huge white horses carved in the chalky hillsides and burial mounds. You can walk through the stones and you will even find a pub located here. The Victoria and Albert Museum houses a watercolour of Stonehenge that was painted by the English artist John Constable in 1835. The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum includes many articles related to Stonehenge and the early man that will astonish you.
While you are in the area you will want to visit Salisbury Cathedral where you will also find the Magna Carter. The Andover Museum is a natural history museum. Visit the Museum of the Iron Age where you will find life size models of warriors as well as tools and plows and other articles. A mile west of Stonehenge you can visit the Winterbourne Stokes Barrows where you will find a collection of every type of burial mound in the UK. The Kings Barrow Ridge gives you one of the most breathtaking views of the Stonehenge. The Durrington Walls is the site of the great Neolithic village home of several religious activities. Whether you are wanting to visit sites near the Stonehenge or the city of London itself, you will find plenty of things to do and see while you are in the UK. There are markets, galleries, restaurants, museums, gardens to enjoy while on your stay here.
If you are staying in London you especially want to watch the Changing of the Guard, a military tradition at the Buckingham Palace. While you are touring London you will also find many street performers to keep you entertained. The Trafalqar Square is home to many sites to visit like the National Gallery and the Nelson’s Column. Queen Mary’s Gardens offer one of the best views of the Buckingham Palace.
If you are an art lover you will want to visit Tate Modern and Tate Britain for an extensive collection of the finest artwork in the world. There are many ventures for children as well like the London Zoo. The UK has many attractions to give you the vacation of a lifetime. You’ll wonder why you haven’t visited here before, when you leave you will certainly want to come and visit again. Add Stonehenge and other sites to see on your list of must do, you’ll be glad you came.