Every generation has recognised that Stonehenge is nothing without the context of its vast landscape. Wordsworth wrote

Pile of Stone-henge! So proud to hint yet keep
Thy secrets, thou lov’st to stand and hear
The plain resounding to the whirlwind’s sweep
Inmate of lonesome Nature’s endless year.

Yes, the A303 intrudes. But from it people can still get some sense of the importance of the monument’s magnificent isolation, as captured in 1850 by Hesketh Davis Bell:

Perhaps we can never get back to that view. But what nonsense it is to tell people we can return to it by simply hiding it forever?