There are puzzling similarities with the more famous Stonehenge. Both have entrances that line up with the midsummer sunrise and the diameters of the timber circles are comparable. Why? Archaeologists can't say, for sure. So answers on a postcard, please...
Woodhenge is a curious Neolithic monument, two miles north-east of Stonehenge. The site was believed to have consisted of a central burial mound – where a sacrified child was laid to rest – and then six concentric rings of enormous wooden posts, believed to have been up to 7.5m high. The posts are now replaced with concrete pillars and there are 168 in total.
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Address: Woodhenge, Countess Road, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7AR
Contact details for English Heritage:
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
Website: English Heritage Woodhenge
Directions from A303: Just past Amesbury, exit northbound on the A345 at Countess Roundabout and follow the signs to Woodhenge (it's about a mile away).
Admission times: All day, every day
Admission charge: Free
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