As visitorship increased, the grass in the center of the stones died from being trampled by 815,000 people each year. In 1977, the stones were roped off so people couldnt climb on them any longer.
How did ancients move huge stones?
The answer, according to a new study, has to do with wetting the sand in front of a contraption built to pull the heavy objects. Adding water to the sand, however, increased its stiffness, and the sleds were able to glide more easily across the surface.
Is Stonehenge worth visiting?
The site does have a curious history, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its very easy to get to from London. However, I wouldnt recommend making a visit to Stonehenge the only motivation for a day trip from London. Pair it with Bath or Salisbury or another place of interest to make it worth your time.