Welcome to the Stonehenge & Avebury World Heritage Site
Welcome to the home page of the Stonehenge & Avebury World Heritage Site (WHS)
Stonehenge and Avebury were inscribed together on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 1986. The Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site was one of the UK’s very first World Heritage Sites.
Find out why we are a World Heritage Site, how to visit us, how we are managed and how you can get involved. Interested in education? Find links to Stonehenge and Avebury materials.
Stonehenge and Avebury gained their place on the World Heritage Site list for their outstanding prehistoric monuments dating back over 5000 years to the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Stonehenge is the most famous and sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world. At Avebury the massive banks and ditches of the henge enclose its largest. Both stone circles lie at the heart of prehistoric landscapes containing numerous impressive and amazingly well-preserved ceremonial monuments.
Find out more about what makes both Stonehenge and Avebury so special and qualifies them to appear on the World Heritage Site list at about us or by watching these short films.
Find out about STONEHENGE
Find out about AVEBURY