This would seem to be a prehistoric monument unlike any other in Britain. It stands about a mile from Stonehenge and right next to the much smaller Woodhenge, with its south-east entrance located about 100 metres from the course of the River Avon.
Earlier interpretations have read it- in spite of its great size- as subsiduary to Stonehenge. But was it? Have we been misled by its worn-down and denuded present condition? Stonehenge is quite small as henges go while Durrington Walls is enormous- the largest henge in Britain and- with its sarsens in place- must have been hugely impressive. Perhaps, after all, it's Stonehenge that's the way station in the ritual landscape and Durrington that's the nexus.