Icons of England
  • Introduction
  • The Icons
  • Nominations
  • News
  • Learn & Play
  • Your Comments


Salisbury Plain Stonehenge © TopFoto.co.uk

Stonehenge has always been controversial. Who built it? And why? And how? Over the centuries countless myths have sprung up about its origins and functions - in fact, it's likely that some of what you think you know about Stonehenge isn't even true!

So how did it become a favourite place for celebrating the solstice? What sparked the famous Stonehenge riots of the 1980s? How did so many distinct groups come to feel that Stonehenge is an important part of their own particular heritage? Here on ICONS you can explore the real stories behind the myths, consult experts and enthusiasts, listen to the arguments and look at the evidence, take an amazing virtual tour of the site and try to piece together an extraordinary tale...

Click here to start exploring

About this icon



I believe rice, peas and jerk chicken is an Icon of England.

Ade Adeluwoye