What’s the idea?
With the summer solstice only a few days away, why not take an interactive Stonehenge tour of the most famous prehistoric monument in the world.
What’s the story?
I remember as a child stopping at Stonehenge on the way to a Cornwall.
Back then we could get very close to the stones and walk amongst them. I used to love to imagine how they were formed and what it would have been like to live during that time.
Now each year we pass Stonehenge on our way to Devon and the kids never cease to be amazed.
They look up from their screens and try and take in as much as they can before the traffic starts to break up again.
As Stonehenge is now protected by English National Heritage it is harder to see the stone formation up close; however, they have produced a very informative interactive tour of the stones on their website.
So if you or the kids have questions, this is the perfect place to look!
People should do this because…?
The summer solstice is not far away, why not learn a little bit about Stonehenge and the history behind it?
English National Heritage has also created a Skyscape website.
This means people around the world can experience the skies above the stone circle, learn about movements of the sun, moon and planets and to see the solar alignment at Stonehenge.
Learn about what the Solstice at Stonehenge means.
How do you do it?
To learn about the history of Stonehenge you can visit the English National Heritage Site where you will be able to choose from a variety of options including:
- Stonehenge Virtual Tour – a 360-degree view from inside the stones
- See the skies above Stonehenge with Skyscape LIVE
- Learn about the history of Stonehenge
- Explore the Stonehenge landscape
- Learn about why Stonehenge matters
- Building Stonehenge
- To learn more about the Solstice at Stonehenge in 2020 click here
Stuff you may need
- Computer, laptop, tablet