Stonehenge Mystery: Who built Stonehenge remains a prehistoric mystery. Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain and has attracted visitors from earliest times. It stands as a timeless monument to the people who built it. Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire, about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. It is one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world. Currently Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage.
Whilst not the largest nor most ambitious stone and earthwork in Britain, Stonehenge is certainly the most studied and speculated about. We actually know very little about the site, and what it was built for, but we do know that the structure was built in stages and over a long period of time. Exact dating cannot be confirmed, yet it is generally believed that the work started around 3100BCE and ended around 1100BC.