Ancient ceremonial landscape with many
The Trust owns 850ha (2100 acres) of downland
surrounding the famous monument, including The
Avenue, King Barrows Ridge, Normanton Down
Barrows and the Cursus, variously interpreted
as an ancient racecourse or processional way.
The Trust is now managing this historic
landscape, which forms approximately one third
of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, to
conserve archaeology, increase access and
balance the needs of modern agricultural
practice with nature conservation.
Mounds: Stonehenge -
Recent additions to the Estate include Durrington Walls, and the lesser cursus on
There are recommended walks and an
archaeological leaflet (£1) obtainable from the
leaflet dispenser in the car park or from the NT
Wessex office (add 50p p&p).