Barack Obama in Stonehenge visit on return from NATO summit – BBC News
US President Barack Obama paid a visit to Stonehenge on his return home from the NATO summit in Newport.
The White House said that the presidential helicopter Marine One made an unannounced stop at Boscombe Down Airbase, Wiltshire before his motorcade drove to the ancient monument.
The president was then given a guided tour by curator Heather Sebire.
English Heritage, which manages the site, said it was “an honour” to host the president.
General manager of Stonehenge, Kate Davies said: “His office told us the president was very interested to see the iconic monument for himself.
“Every day people from all over the world make the trip to the ancient stones but this visit was a particularly special one.”
Ms Sebire said Mr Obama “was fascinated by the story of the stones, what we know about them and the mysteries that have yet to be solved.
“He described the atmosphere around the stones as ‘really special’ and his visit to Stonehenge as ‘a highlight of my tour’.
“It was a beautiful still evening and it was a privilege to show the US president around this unique monument which continues to inspire and intrigue people.”