Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites was inscribed on the World Heritage Site List in 1986. It was one of the first seven sites to be nominated by the UK. Stonehenge and Avebury were nominated for their outstanding prehistoric monuments from the Neolithic and Bronze Age. They include Stonehenge (3000 – 1600BC), the most famous and sophisticated stone circle in the world, the immense henge and stone circle at Avebury and over 700 other monuments spanning around 2,000 years of history.
The Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site is looked after and managed through a partnership of national organisations, the local authority, amenity groups, landowners, farmers and residents of the World Heritage Site.