After hearing and reading about Stonehenge for so many years, the reality of the visit was even more amazing than we had anticipated! We were lucky to see it on a rare sunny day (along with several thousand of our closest friends), and we were really thrilled with what we saw and experienced. It has obviously been lovingly cared for and preserved to make it as close to the way it was as possible, and it's challenges your mind to see how it was created and used thousands of years ago. I'm sorry that visitors are not allowed to go up to the rocks directly as they were for many years, but maybe it's better that you can see them standing alone without people infecting the landscape. We really enjoyed and appreciated the videos and explanations in the visitor center, and the gift shop had some nice books and souvenirs (in addition to an opportunity to taste some nice wines and meads.) We also enjoyed some delicious soup and pie in the cafe. Our experience there made us want to join the English Heritage group and see a lot more of their great sites.