Esperance Stonehenge

The Esperance Stonehenge is the only full size replica of the original Stonehenge in the UK. It appears as the original would have looked around 1950BC.

Esperance Stonehenge consists of 137 stones of Esperance Pink Granite that were all quarried locally less than 1km from the stonehenge’s final resting place.

Esperance Stonehenge was built to align with the Solstices in Esperance. On the morning of the Summer Solstice (22nd December) the suns rays align with the Station Stones and shine through to the altar stone. The sunset of the Winter Solstice (21st June) repeats the same alignment in reverse. Both are an amazing sight to witness.

Open daily including Public Holidays.

For more information, phone 08 9075 9003 or 0457 647 325.

Description

Esperance Stonehenge displays 10 Inner Trilithon Stones form a horseshoe and weight between 28-50 tonnes each with an 18 tonne lintel laying over each pair reaching a height of 8 metres.

Inside the Trilithon Horseshoe stands another smaller horseshoe of 19 blue stones.

Lying at the base of the tallest Trilithon Stone lies the Altar Stone which weighs 9 tonne.

Outside the Trilithon Horseshoe lies a circle of 40 smaller stones that are referred to as the Bluestone Circle.

The perimeter consists of 30 Sarsen Stones weighing 28 tonnes each with 8 tonne lintels lining the top. Together they reach a height of nearly 5 metres.

Directions

Located Merivale Road, Esperance

GPS: Lat -33.7879692 Long 122.0304874

Hours: Open 7 days a week: 9am to 1pm (including Public Holidays). Please call 0457 647 325 to visit outside of the current opening hours.s