Eight miles north of Salisbury, you will find the historical monument of Stonehenge. Nobody knows exactly how old the monument is but it is estimated to be between 4,000 and 5,000 years old. Stonehenge was constructed at a time when there were no written records, so there is no evidence dictating the time or purpose of the development.
With no written records available, various theories about the construction methods used have developed, ranging from Neolithic methods to getting help from aliens or supernatural forces. There is a similar range of theories regarding the structure's purpose, including as a prehistoric hospital, an alien landing site and an astronomical calendar.
The site was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1986, though it continues to be used by druidic communities to celebrate the solstice. This is because certain aspects of the development perfectly align with the sun at these times, leading many to suggest that this was originally part of its purpose.
Visit the cathedral city of Salisbury for a taste of Old English heritage with London coach hire. The cathedral is built on a bed of gravel with unusually shallow foundations. One of the only surviving Magna Carta scripts is kept at the cathedral, along with the oldest surviving mechanical clock in Britain.