STONEHENGE has been given a £10m boost, thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, it has been revealed.
The grant will support work to remove the existing visitor facilities allowing the experience of the stones to be more naturally integrated with its ancient processional approach and the surrounding landscape.
These improvements will give people the chance to explore what the site would have been like thousands of years ago.
The project aims to improve the visitor experience, including the creation of a new carefully designed visitor centre which will include education and exhibition spaces to help people learn more about Stonehenge’s history.
The project will also support training opportunities and a new volunteering programme.
Dame Jenny Abramsky, Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said: “Stonehenge is one of the archaeological wonders of the world. It demonstrates the vital role heritage plays within the UK’s tourism industry as well as being a great example of our fascinating history.
"This Heritage Lottery Fund investment will help transform this site and give people a much greater understanding of why it is so significant.”
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