Everybody has heard of Stonehenge, but very few know Stonebridge.It’s the right time to get you introduced to Stonebridge, by stating 10 reasons why to visit it rather than Stonehenge.
Here is the list:
1) Stonebridge is older and more beautiful than Stonehenge.
2)Being 17 times higher than Stonehenge, the view from Stonebridge is just stunning.
3)You can freely climb on Stonebridge. Not sure about Stonehenge.
4)Stonebringe was not built by people. It’s the work of the Mother Nature
5)Stonebridge needn’t to be discovered. Itsimply stands where it is.
6)Stonebridge is not famous, so you can still enjoy it without crowds.
7)Stonebridge is not menaged by anybody, including the Crown.
8)Stonebridge is not the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, so you can still freely enjoy it.
9)Stonebridge is not a burial, but for-plrasure ground
10)Stonebridge is cheaper to visit than Stonehenge.
Stonebridge is a natural monument nearby Krupa na Vrbasu, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s located 25km south from Banja Luka, the Capital of Republika Srpska, at the entrance to Krupa ravine, on the right side of Vrbas River. It is accessible from the road Banja Luka-Jajce by 2-kilometer long pedestrian path. It is possible to climb the very top of Stonebridge from where you can enjoy the beauties of the Vrbas River canyon.
Stonebridge is also known as Maiden Bridge, since, according to the legend, a young girl once jumped off the cliff due to unreturned love. The local population also calls it the Hollow Cave.
The stones at the top of Stonebridge are naturally connected making an arch in a from of a brifge. The height of the highest part of Stonebridge is 70 meters and represents one of the higest natural arches in Europe.It was formed through the process of long -term erosion of stones, by natural causes, primarly water.
This geomorphology from is becoming more and mor popular among visitors. The climbers appealt it the most since it has numerous climbing routes of different lengths and difficulties. It is also very popular among alpinist, bicyclists and hikers.
If you are not afraid og heights, you can easily climb Stonebridge without special equipment and skills and enjoy the work of the Mother Nature, beneath, above and all around you.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 3kilometers west of Amesbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, each around 4m high, 2,1m wide, and weighing around 25 tons. The stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monumets in England, including several hundred tumuli(burial mounds).
Archeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first bluestones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC, although they may have been at the site as early as 3000 BC.
One of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom, Stonehenge is regarded as a British cultural icon.
It has been a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument since 1882, when legislation to protect historic monuments was first introduced in Britain. The site and its surroundings were added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and menaged by English Heritage:the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.
Stonehenge could have been a burial ground from its earlest beginnings. Deposits containing human bone date from as early as 3000 BC, when the ditch and bank were first dug, and continued for at least another 500 years.