This page is a list of things that have been called, at one time or another, ‘Stonehenge‘.
None of them could be mistaken for Stonehenge, and I don’t think that any of them have been intended as replicas of Stonehenge.
However at some stage, some journalist or blogger, in trying to describe some thing or event has decided to use Stonehenge as a metaphor – they’ve described something as ‘the Stonehenge of the Fens’ or ‘the Martian Stonehenge’ or something similar.
This, then, is a record of the usage of a particular ‘turn of phrase’, a linguistic quirk, a Stonehenge-inspired journalistic cliche.
Stonehenges of the Middle East
- Armenian Stonehenge – Qarahunge
- Holy Land’s answer to Stonehenge – Rujm al-Hiri
- Syrian Stonehenge – area near Deir Mar Musa
- Turkish Stonehenge – Gobekli Tepe
Stonehenges of the Antipodes
- Alderney’s Stonehenge – The Alderney Stones
- Carlisle’s Stonehenge – Rickerby Park
- France’s new Stonehenge – Kerdruelland
- Irish Stonehenge – Court Tomb, Magheraghanrush
- Italian Stonehenge – Calabria, southern Italy
- Leeds Miniature Stonehenge – Skelton Grange Environment Centre
- Romania’s Stonehenge – Sinca Veche
- Scotland’s Stonehenge – Callanish
- Sighthill’s Stonehenge – Sighthill Park stone circle
- Sweden’s Stonehenge – Ales Stenar
- The Lake Districts Stonehenge – Castlerigg
- The Stonehenge of the Fens – Flag Fen Causeway
None typed up yet
North American Stonehenges
- America’s Stonehenge – Chimney Rock Archaeological Area in Colorado
- Augusta’s Stonehenge – Savannah River flood defences
- Brooklyn’s Stonehenge – ‘yarn-bombed’ trees
- Hellertown’s Stonehenge – Saucon Trail barrier
- Salina Stonehenge – Dawns Silver Lining Sculpture
- Super bowl Stonehenge – large Roman numerals
- The Stonehenge of Canadian Politics – Elizabeth May
- The Stonehenge of the Rockies – Falcon Circle