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Ancient ceremonial landscape of great archaeological and wildlife interest

Within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, the National Trust manages 827 hectares (2,100 acres) of downland surrounding the famous stone circle.

Walking across the grassland, visitors can discover other prehistoric monuments, including the Avenue and King Barrow Ridge with its Bronze Age burial mounds.

Nearby, Winterbourne Stoke Barrows is another fascinating example of a prehistoric cemetery. While Durrington Walls hides the remains of a Neolithic village.

Today thanks to our extensive programme turning ploughed fields into pasture, you can explore the landscape and follow in the footsteps of the people who built and used Stonehenge.

Stretch your legs

The fields around the Stone Circle are free open access. Why not download one of our walking trails and explore the wider World Heritage Site?

Stonehenge wildlife

Together with the RSPB we have produced this beautifully illustrated leaflet providing an introduction to the wildlife around this ancient landscape.

50 things

Are you up for our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ challenge? Start ticking activities off your list in the Stonehenge Landscape.


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FragmeNTs - the National Trust archaeology blog for the World Heritage Site.


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