Stonehenge was described as “an overly glorified cairn” in a scathing Tripadvisor review

Stonehenge and Blackpool have made British visits their undoing with poor phone reception and “alcoholics, homeless people and stoners”, according to the rating website Tripadvisor

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One archeology critic called Stonehenge an “inflated cairn” – then slammed the iconic landmark for its poor cell phone signal.

The Tripadvisor reviewer was less than impressed with a visit to the prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.

The world-famous tourist hotspot was one of several places to be awarded one-star ratings from picky visitors.

More than two Millions of reviews have been disapproved or removed by Tripadvisor for reasons such as fraud, bias and violation of community standards – but these have remained.

Another branded the memorial “one of those rip-off attractions” – and it wasn’t the only place to come under fire on the popular website.

Getting on social media at Stonehenge isn’t easy


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The seaside resort of Blackpool came in for a serious hit, with one tourist describing his visit as “traumatizing”.

One person’s trip to Stonehenge wasn’t worth it and they took to Tripadvisor to share their feelings.

They grumbled, “Great people, but it’s just an inflated pile of stones.

“Bad weather and no cell phone reception. Dissatisfied and disappointed,” said the reviewer when

Blackpool came in for the BBQ – and a trip to the tower couldn’t even save the day


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It seemed a little better than a visitor’s trip to the coast of North West England.

They tore Blackpool apart – and vowed never to return.

The tourist said: “I was towed to Blackpool for an evening stroll along the promenade which is in complete darkness and had to maneuver around alcoholics, homeless people and stoners. Never again.”

Not even a trip to the famous tower could change things.

“We essentially paid to queue for an elevator, watch a five-minute 3D commercial, and then walk around and admire the view I have from parking in a multi-story parking garage,” they continued.

There are a number of scathing one-star reviews on Tripadvisor


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Last year Professor Mike Parker Pearson claimed he made the “wonderful” discovery that Stonehenge stood in West Wales for 400 years before it was moved to the Salisbury Plains.

The famous bluestones had a previous life as a stone circle was found at Waun Mawn in the Preseli Hills, Pembrokeshire.

They stood there for four centuries before being towed 140 miles – by hand – to the famous site of Wiltshire, where they were revived.

The extraordinary discovery – kept top secret until 2021 – was explained in a BBC documentary on Friday.

It shows how Stonehenge, believed to be a homage to the dead, is actually a second-hand monument brought by Neolithic people who migrated eastwards into England from Wales.

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