Stonehenge is a prehistoric stone circle monument and archaeological site in Wiltshire, England, two miles (3 km) west of Amesbury.
The entire ruins monument is aligned towards the sunrise on the summer solstice and was possibly used for observing the Sun and Moon and calculating the farming calendar. Perhaps the site was dedicated to the world of the ancestors, was separated from the world of the living, or served as a healing center.
In 1986, UNESCO included the site and its surroundings to the list of World Heritage Sites. The Crown owns Stonehenge, which is managed by English Heritage.