Monday, 31 March 2008

Australia Build Fake Stonehenge For Wine Tourists

An Australian brewer plans to build a replica of England's Stonehenge for wine tourists at Margaret River by the next summer solstice on December 21st.

The structure, to be known as "The Henge", will be made with 2,500 tonnes of granite quarried from Esperance on the southwest Australian coast and will span 33 metres, local media reported.
"Nowhere in the world has a complete Stonehenge been built," Margaret River brewer Ross Smith told Australian Associated Press.

"I think it will attract a lot of tourists to the region, about 200,000 to 300,000 per year," he said.

But unlike the ancient original, which is off limits to tourists, the Aussie version of Stonehenge will be open to tourists and will be available for hire for weddings.

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