No part of Stonehenge will close while work continues to build the new visitor centre which will open at the end of 2013.
Once the new visitor building is up and running, work will start on removing the existing outdated facilities, building a small, security ‘hub’, tucked into the landscape and the car park will be grassed over.
The restoration of the landscape near the monument will be well underway by summer 2014.
English Heritage has released its latest Heritage at Risk register.
According to the organisation there 5,831 listed buildings, monuments, archaeological sites, battlefields, shipwrecks, places of worship, conservation areas and landscapes in the country under threat from neglect, decay and damage.
The figure includes locations with Grade I and II* listing status. Among the location threatened are the Kings Meadow Baths - an Edwardian lido for women in Reading.
An exhibition will tell the story of the stone circle and its relationship with the wider landscape. English Heritage has been planning improvements to the historic site since the 1980s. In 1993 the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons described the situation as "a national disgrace".
Dreaming spires, horse racing and a cliff top castle
by Sion Donovan
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