With more than one million visitors a year, the majority of whom are from overseas, it seems somewhat surprising that the complete lack of visitor facilities at Stonehenge has only recently been redressed.
The opening of this long overdue £27m centre now offers visitors a café and gift shop. But these facilities also go beyond the expected, with an exhibition that includes a forensic reconstruction of a 5,500 year old Neolithic man’s face. Other attractions include two rare 14th century manuscripts and a laser 360-degree ‘stand on the stones’ feature that allows visitors to experience what the actual summer and winter solstice is like. With so much to see, this centre is bound to become a popular destination in its own right.
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As a Unesco world heritage site, Stonehenge’s importance has long been recognised globally. The opening of the centre now means that visitors will be able to extend their visit and enjoy a range of additional experiences and Grundfos are delighted to be playing a supporting role.