New film illustrates benefits of Stonehenge road tunnel for World Heritage Site, people and wildlife

The Stonehenge landscape has been a place of pilgrimage for over 5000 years.
Find out about the plans for this special landscape and the A303.

National Trust Places

A new film produced by the National Trust, Historic England and English Heritage shows why it’s time to reunite the Stonehenge landscape.

Stonehenge landscape with and without the proposed A303 tunnel Screenshot from the film: Stonehenge landscape with and without the proposed A303 tunnel

A year ago today (1 December 2014) the Government announced that it would be investing in a fully bored tunnel of at least 2.9km to remove a large part of the existing A303 from the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. To mark the first anniversary of this announcement, Historic England, the National Trust and English Heritage have produced a short film illustrating the difference that the removal of the A303 and the construction of a tunnel of at least 2.9km long could make to the Stonehenge landscape, its wildlife and nature and to those who wish to enjoy, explore, and understand the World Heritage Site.

The Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS), much of which is cared for…

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About Dr Nick

Dr Nick Snashall is Archaeologist for Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. She is fascinated by prehistoric stones, large and small, and their potential for unlocking the secrets of our past. Nick is co-director of Between the Monuments (a research project investigating landscapes of residence between the 4th and 2nd millennia BC in the Avebury region) and Ground -Truthing Stonehenge’s ‘Superhenge’ (excavations at Durrington Walls) .

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