It certainly does have a particular grandeur, which has been unfortunately marred by the way the site is managed.
The sheer size of Stonehenge can only really be appreciated up close. The stones weigh around 4 tonnes each and the gigantic sarsen stones weigh between 25 to 50 tonnes! How they got there is anybody's guess!
Stonhenge, Wiltshire. This property is cared for by English Heritage.
The site aligns with the midsummer sunrise, suggesting it had astronomical and calendrical significance, while the many nearby burial mounds attest to its sacredness.
Despite a plethora of theories to explain the stones' significance - more fanciful ones suggests a bird trap, a model of the solar system or an inspiration from outer space - Stonehenge remains a mystery.