Stonehenge Stone Circle

Stonehenge Stone Circle Built in several stages, Stonehenge began about 5,000 years ago as a simple earthwork enclosure where prehistoric people buried their cremated dead.

The stone circle was erected in the centre of the monument in the late Neolithic period, around 2500 BC

The observation comes after an international team of scientists examined paper-thin slices of a core sample from one of ...
06/08/2021
How Did UK's Stonehenge Last so Long? Study Says Geochemical Fabric May Hold Secret

The observation comes after an international team of scientists examined paper-thin slices of a core sample from one of the stone slabs in a microscope. These great sandstone slabs are also known as sarsens.

A new study suggests that Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain in England, may have survived this long because of the distinctive geochemical composition of the standing stones.

Plans for a new road tunnel near Stonehenge were in tatters today after the High Court ruled that government approval fo...
30/07/2021
Plans for Stonehenge road tunnel ruled unlawful

Plans for a new road tunnel near Stonehenge were in tatters today after the High Court ruled that government approval for the scheme was unlawful.

Unesco has warned that more British cultural landmarks could be stripped of their World Heritage Site status unless the government prevents “ill-advised development” near them.The threat, issued by Dr Mechtild Rössler, the director of Unesco’s World Heritage Centre, comes as the High Court is...

The UK is eroding its global reputation for conserving its “unparalleled” historic assets, culture bodies have warned, w...
23/07/2021
Stonehenge may be next UK site to lose world heritage status

The UK is eroding its global reputation for conserving its “unparalleled” historic assets, culture bodies have warned, with Stonehenge expected to be next in line to lose its coveted World Heritage status after Liverpool.

Britain is eroding global reputation for conserving its historic assets, culture bodies are warning

The summer solstice celebration at Stonehenge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that happens every year. Unless you are...
20/06/2021
The Legendary Stonehenge Summer Solstice Celebration. A once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The summer solstice celebration at Stonehenge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that happens every year. Unless you are lucky enough to live close by for many of the thousands of sun-worshipping pilgrims who flock to the unique UNESCO World Heritage monument, it really is a bona fide top grade ‘bucket list’ experience, up there with visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza, Uluru (Ayers Rock), the Taj Mahal, or Machu Piccu – for Stonehenge is indubitably one of the seven modern wonders of the world.

The summer solstice celebration at Stonehenge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that happens every year. Unless you are lucky enough to live close by for many of the thousands of sun-worshipping p…

BREAKING NEWS: Stonehenge Summer Solstice celebrations cancelledhttps://blog.stonehenge-stone-circle.co.uk/2021/06/16/st...
16/06/2021
Stonehenge Summer Solstice Celebrations Cancelled. The sunset and sunrise will now be live-streamed.

BREAKING NEWS: Stonehenge Summer Solstice celebrations cancelled
https://blog.stonehenge-stone-circle.co.uk/2021/06/16/stonehenge-summer-solstice-celebrations-cancelled-the-sunset-and-sunrise-will-now-be-live-streamed

The 2021 summer solstice celebrations at Wiltshire’s Stonehenge have been cancelled as England’s ‘Freedom Day’ is delayed by four weeks due to the rise in cases of the …

We all need a little positivity in our lives, so we are pleased to announce the 2021 Summer Solstice celebrations will r...
21/05/2021
Summer Solstice will return to Stonehenge this year. The celebration is due to take place on the evening of June 20th into the morning of June 21st.

We all need a little positivity in our lives, so we are pleased to announce the 2021 Summer Solstice celebrations will return this year – if the lockdown restrictions are lifted as planned.
https://blog.stonehenge-stone-circle.co.uk/2021/05/21/summer-solstice-will-return-to-stonehenge-this-year-the-celebration-is-due-to-take-place-on-the-evening-of-june-20th-into-the-morning-of-june-21st/

We all need a little positivity in our lives, so we are pleased to announce the 2021 Summer Solstice celebrations will return this year – if the lockdown restrictions are lifted as planned. T…

The summer solstice celebration at Stonehenge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that happens every year. Unless you are...
20/05/2021
The Legendary Stonehenge Summer Solstice Celebration. A once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The summer solstice celebration at Stonehenge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that happens every year. Unless you are lucky enough to live close by for many of the thousands of sun-worshipping pilgrims who flock to the unique UNESCO World Heritage monument, it really is a bona fide top grade ‘bucket list’ experience, up there with visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza, Uluru (Ayers Rock), the Taj Mahal, or Machu Piccu – for Stonehenge is indubitably one of the seven modern wonders of the world

The summer solstice celebration at Stonehenge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that happens every year. Unless you are lucky enough to live close by for many of the thousands of sun-worshipping p…

Solstice at Stonehenge
20/05/2021
Solstice at Stonehenge

Solstice at Stonehenge

What is solstice and what is its significance at Stonehenge. Find out here with explanatory videos and details of winter and summer solstice celebrations.

A great way to experience Stonehenge.
04/05/2021

A great way to experience Stonehenge.

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In line with government guidance, National Trust countryside space and the Stonehenge landscape is open for local visito...
29/03/2021
In line with government guidance, the Stonehenge landscape is now open for local visitors to access for walks.

In line with government guidance, National Trust countryside space and the Stonehenge landscape is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe. The English Heritage visitor centre is currently closed and will open on 12th April
https://blog.stonehenge-stone-circle.co.uk/2021/03/29/in-line-with-government-guidance-the-stonehenge-landscape-is-now-open-for-local-visitors-to-access-for-walks/

In line with government guidance, National Trust countryside space and the Stonehenge landscape is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social dist…

Full Moon tomorrow (28th March) at 7.48pm. 🔭🌕 The third full moon of 2021 will appear this weekend, offering sky gazers ...
27/03/2021
2021 Stonehenge Full Moon Dates

Full Moon tomorrow (28th March) at 7.48pm. 🔭🌕 The third full moon of 2021 will appear this weekend, offering sky gazers the opportunity to see the biggest and brightest moon of the year so far.

Was it a Neolithic calendar? A solar temple? A lunar observatory? A calculating device for predicting eclipses? Or perhaps a combination of more than one of these? In recent years Stonehenge has be…

Pagans who entered a restricted area at Stonehenge to sing, charge crystals and touch the stones to practise their relig...
11/03/2021
'Stonehenge Three' lose High Court bid to overturn Swindon convictions

Pagans who entered a restricted area at Stonehenge to sing, charge crystals and touch the stones to practise their religious beliefs have lost a High Court bid to have their convictions overturned.

Pagans who entered a restricted area at Stonehenge to sing, charge crystals and touch the stones to practise their religious beliefs have lost a…

Pottery and graves found at site of proposed Stonehenge tunnel
05/02/2021
Pottery and graves found at site of proposed Stonehenge tunnel

Pottery and graves found at site of proposed Stonehenge tunnel

Early discoveries include various graves dating back to the Bronze Age as well as two burial pits of Beaker people, who arrived in Britain around 4,500 years ago, after Stonehenge was erected.

Stonehenge versus Avebury
29/01/2021
Stonehenge versus Avebury

Stonehenge versus Avebury

The world-famous Neolithic monument of Stonehenge is on everyone’s bucket-list, or seems to be – going by the droves who visit it every year – but many miss out on its sister UNESCO World Heritage …

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