10 pences: S – Stonehenge

Series: United Kingdom: Quintessentially British A-Z Ten Pences

Image of a coin 10 pences | United Kingdom | S – Stonehenge | 2018
This imposing stone circle is part of our history, Stonehenge our destination, its purpose a mystery.

Shrouded in mystery, the historical site of Stonehenge, located in located in Wiltshire, England, is often considered to be the world’s most famous prehistoric monument.

The first monument at Stonehenge was built in approximately 3,000 BC and comprised a circular earthwork. By 2,500 BC this original site was changed with huge sarsen stones and smaller bluestone were raised, to form the incredible monument we see today.

Added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in1986, Stonehenge continues to be one of Britain’s biggest tourist attractions to date.