The largest-ever collection of early Bronze Age gold ever to be put together has gone on display for the first time today. The artefacts date from the 'golden age' of Stonehenge: 3000 to 2000 BC. The exhibition features 500 objects and can be viewed at the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes.
The new visitor centre at Stonehenge will be up and running in time for the winter solstice according to English Heritage. It confirmed today the venue will open on December 18th and include exhibition and education facilities, a cafe, shop and toilets.
The new visitor centre at Stonehenge will open in December - just three days before this year's winter solstice.
English Heritage is spending £27million on the complex. The project has included closing the nearby A344. There will be an exhibition including a 360 degree virtual experience, allowing visitors to feel like they're standing on the stones.
Chief Executive of English Heritage, Simon Thurley, says it's been a long time coming.
The new visitor centre at Stonehenge in Wiltshire will open on 18 December 2013, it was announced this morning. The centre will be 1.5km from the monument and include exhibition and education facilities. A transit system will take people to and from the stones.
The Roman Baths and Stonehenge each saw over a million visitors this summer. VisitBritain say their figures show more people from oversees are heading to our stately homes and famous buildings with nearly 30 per cent of all visits to Britain including a trip to a heritage site.
Part of the appeal is being put down to tv series such as ITV's Downton Abbey. The Bath and Wiltshire hertitage sites are included in the most popular choices this summer.
A stretch of road running next to Stonehenge will close permanently from today. Part of the A344 in Wiltshire almost touches the heel stone. English Heritage which manages the monument says the road spoils the visitor experience.
A major landscaping project should be finished by next summer, and traffic will be diverted onto nearby roads instead.