Winter Solstice Stonehenge

Here is a view through the Stones this morning, just before 8am. Fortunately, the sun broke through the clouds and provided a lovely pink and yellow Sunrise.

We then warmed up with a coffee and mince pie whilst we watched the sun rise even higher.

Below is a gallery of some more images from the morning.

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37 thoughts on “Winter Solstice Stonehenge

    • Thank you eremophila. It is a really special place to be. Although it gets pretty crowded – well less so than in the Summer – one can still find some space to quietly absorb the atmosphere of the place.

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    • Thank you Sheila. It was wonderful to be there. Fortunately English Heritage – which manages Stonehenge – still allows access to the Stone Circle at the time of each Solstice. Happy Winter Solstice to you too! It’s good to be moving towards the light as you say πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you David. Yes – usually the public cannot access the Stone Circle (unless a special booking is arranged in advance) due to previous damage to the Stones. However, during each Winter and Summer Solstice access is given for a few hours. It looks busy here and estimates say there were around 1,000 people, but in the Summer there are many thousands.

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  1. These images are stunning. I went on a sunset tour of Stonehenge at the end of May this year; unfortunately the sunset and sunrise tours keep the same time throughout the year so as we pulled up around 7-7:30pm we still had bright skies… slightly disappointed but it was still pretty amazing standing amongst the stones (the sunset and sunrise tours allow you to go over the rope and up to the stones)… a guy proposed to his girlfriend beneath that day.

    Lovely pictures πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you Littleskew πŸ™‚ It is an amazing place isn’t it? I’d recommend visiting at the time of one of the Solstices. It is very busy during the Summer one but the Winter gathering is a much more peaceful time.

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