Stonehenge: most dangerous view in Britain
Posted on 20 September, 2012
Stonehenge: it conjures up scenes of rituals in England’s Pagan past; hippies in the buff at Summer Solstice and Spinal Tap’s ill-fated stage prop (‘We had a replica of Stone’enge that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf!‘). Now we can reveal that Britain’s oldest landmark is also the most dangerous view in the UK.
Not because anyone is in danger of collapsing pagan monuments, simply because if its proximity to the road being such a distraction to drivers. You’d have thought the designers would’ve considered the proximity to the A344 when they were at the planning stage, but no.
As our story for MORE TH>N Motor revealed, a third of motorists admit to having a prang or near miss gawping at a landmark or an area of natural beauty – with Blackpool Tower, the Angel of the North and the Scottish Highlands also high on the list of major driving distractions. The story appeared in The Daily Mail, Daily Express, and The Daily Telegraph with the clear message that if you drive near the ‘Henge keep your eyes on the road and not on the rocks.