I recently had the opportunity to visit Stonehenge for the first time in my life about two weeks ago. I was told many things by many people with the general consensus being "its not as impressive when you see it for real." I admit that we all have different reactions to such things but for me seeing it up close and for real was incredible
First piece of advice I have for anyone going - get there right at opening. You beat the crowds and have a chance to see the marvel with just a handful of early risers.
For thousands of years humans have been gazing at these stones with awe and wonder. For many, there is a spiritual significance here and what is most interesting is that that is most likely why this place was constructed. We connect to our ancestors in the distant past through the land itself and how we interact with it. The druids did not build this place - a common misconception - as they lived thousands of years after it was built but they most likely would have revered it as well. I imagine many of them would have looked at it and thought the same thing..."WTF?! how did they build this?"
If you ever have an opportunity as a teacher to take your class on a field trip to such a place do it without hesitation. You can never duplicate in your class what it is like to actually be there.