I’ve been told by a few people that Stonehenge is just ok/not worth the fuss, so my expectations were set pretty low. We came upon it so suddenly that it took my breath away.
I do think it is worth visiting. Part of my awe was definitely the shared experience of seeing and appreciating this world icon. Part was the history and wonder, stories that have changed or evolved since I very first read about Stonehenge in the World Book Encyclopedia.
We knew this one was worth getting up early for, it paid off. We were on the first shuttle and for about 5 minutes it felt like we had it to ourselves. We had time and space to listen to the audio guide and sit and stare and wonder. The first of the big tour buses started pulling in just as we were leaving. It was a wonderful morning.