Farmer demands Stonehenge is returned to native Wales stone-by-stone

A farmer has demanded that Stonehenge be “returned” to its native Wales.

Archaeologists say the monument’s bluestones were mined at the Preseli mountains and moved 175 miles to Salisbury Plain 5,000 years ago.

Lyn Jenkins, whose farm park has views of the mountains, said: “Greece is trying to reclaim the Elgin Marbles.

“What if Wales tries reclaiming Stonehenge? They can re-erect it here, in Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park, Gwbert, from where we can view the Preseli Hills in the distance.

“If not, why doesn’t (Welsh leader) Mark Drakeford send Boris Johnson a bill for a few million pounds?

"After all, Stonehenge is an extremely lucrative tourist attraction.”

Welsh nationalists are petitioning for the stones to be sent “home”, saying it would be “an economic and social benefit to the people.”

Last month it seemed the mystery of Stonehenge could be a step closer to being solved after what could be its original building blocks were found in Wales.

The Neolithic monument in Wiltshire continues to baffle experts.

But archaeologists have now uncovered the remains of an ancient stone circle which they believe could have been dismantled and rebuilt as Stonehenge.

The stone circle, named Waun Mawn, was found in the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire, in the area where the smaller "bluestones" found at the site, on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, are known to have come from.

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