Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

There is always something happening around the Stonehenge World Heritage Site with events such as open days, family activities, lectures and guided tours for both adults and families. Please check the websites below to see what Stonehenge current events are available to book.

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Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Visit their Stonehenge Events page for exhibition news, special events and exclusive ‘members only’ events.  They also publish posts on their news blog.

National Trust’s Stonehenge Landscape
A World Heritage Site for its  ancient ceremonial landscape of archaeological and wildlife interest. Visit their events page

Amesbury History Centre 
The Amesbury History Centre is the place to visit to find out all you need to know about the oldest continually inhabited settlement in Britain.

Wiltshire Museum 
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Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

Our ancient British ancestors have been “making and breaking relationships with continental Europe” for thousands of years, a new exhibition will show.

The collection, including a 6,500-year-old jade axe made in Italy, will go on display at Stonehenge on Friday.

xbit-henge The axe is made of jadeitite obtained from the French-Italian Alps TRUSTEES OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM/PA

Organisers say it highlights how there were different periods of connection with, and relative isolation from, Europe in Britain’s history.

It will be the first time the objects have been displayed together.

Experts say in the late Neolithic period when Stonehenge was built, about 5,000 years ago, communities living in the British Isles appear to have been insular and had little communication with continental Europe.

But both before and after, in the early Neolithic and the early Bronze Age period, items, styles and religious beliefs were being shared widely.

English Heritage historian, Susan Greaney, said:…

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Stonehenge never fails to impress!  See the ancient monoliths at Stonehenge and make your Christmas or New Year a memorable one.

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Stonehenge Christmas Festive Tours

Simply Stonehenge Tour on Christmas Eve – Morning tour
Wander around the World Heritage Site and be captivated by the unique rock formation on this enchanting Christmas Eve morning! Situated on Salisbury Plain, 40 ton rocks stand alone since their arrival 5,000 years ago. An abundance of theories surround Stonehenge; from the belief it is a religious temple to an astronomical clock and even a Bronze Age burial ground! Decide for yourself whilst discovering the history behind this mysterious monument. BOOK THIS TOUR HERE!

Windsor Castle, Bath & Stonehenge Tour with Entries on Christmas Eve & Free Lunch Pack
Make unforgettable memories this festive season with a Christmas Eve at Windsor, Stonehenge and the city of Bath. This magical day trip to 3 of the UK’s most famous locations will put you in the Christmas spirit before the big day arrives! e and the city of Bath. This magical day trip to 3 of the UK’s most famous locations will put you in the Christmas spirit before the big day arrives! BOOK THIS TOUR HERE!

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Stonehenge and Bath Tour with Roman Baths Entry on Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve at Bath
Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, beautiful Bath was the first city in England to be designated an UNESCO World Heritage site and it certainly brings the magic of Christmas to life. The gorgeous 15th century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture, the romantic Pulteney Bridge, modelled on Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, are all sights to linger on in the memory of your day. Upon reaching Bath, you are given ample free time: perhaps enjoy tea at the pump rooms or visit the Jane Austen centre (entry not included).
Roman Baths and Pump Rooms
No tour of Bath would be complete without a visit to the famous Roman Baths that gave the city its name and on Christmas Eve, it’s an extra special experience. This beautifully preserved bathing complex still flows with water from Britain’s only hot spring. Marvel at the dazzling torch-lighting ceremony as dusk falls (not applicable in summer) and sip Bath’s healing waters in the Pump Room, a stunning neo-classical salon.
Mysterious Stonehenge
The true meaning of this ancient, awe-inspiring creation has been lost in the mists of time and this Christmas, you can piece together the evidence to try and work it out for yourself! Was Stonehenge a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site or perhaps a huge calendar? How did our ancestors manage to carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure? Surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress.  BOOK THIS TOUR HERE!

Stonehenge Solstice Sunset Viewing Tour – December 21st 2018
The Winter Solstice is the most important day of the year at Stonehenge and a truly magical time to be there. Experience the new English Heritage visitor centre and witness the sun setting plus Avebury Stone Circle and Salisbury Cathedral / Christmas Market. Click here

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Stonehenge Winter Solstice Sunrise Access Tour – December 22nd 2018 
The Winter Solstice is the most important day of the year at Stonehenge and a truly magical time to be there. Witness the sun rising from within the inner circle of Stonehenge at dawn. Click here

New Year’s Day in London 2019 – If you are looking for something to do in London and want to visit Stonehenge please view these scheduled tours on News Years Eve and New Years Day Click here

Visiting Britain with the family this Christmas?  It may be easier and cheaper to organise a a private custom sightseeing tour.  We will take you wherever you want to go at the time and pace to suit you. Our personalised service gives you the ultimate freedom and flexibility without the worry of driving so you can all relax and enjoy the day.  Please visit our Stonehenge private guided tours page

Visit our Stonehenge Christmas festive tour website for more exclusive sightseeing

The Stonehenge Experts
Established 1995
www.StonengeTours.com

Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

A day of specially commissioned art and events will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Stonehenge being donated to the nation. 

English Heritage and the artist Jeremy Deller will mark 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation with a day of celebrations at the ancient stones. Curated by Deller, Friday 26th October will be full of music and art, an inflatable Stonehenge, an anniversary tea party, as well as a few surprises.

A life-sized, inflatable replica of the British heritage and pagan site, and tourist attraction, Stonehenge. A life-sized, inflatable replica of the British heritage and pagan site, and tourist attraction, Stonehenge.

The artist describes Sacrilege as a light-hearted and playful way of visitors to “get reacquainted with ancient Britain with your shoes off”. Sacrilege has been loaned to English Heritage by The Store X Vinyl Factory, and will be outside the Stonehenge visitor centre from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October.

‘Deller…offers the access to Stonehenge that English Heritage denies — with added bounce.’…

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Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

Despite the poor weather conditions visitors headed to the famous 5,000-year-old stone circle in Wiltshire in the dark to ensure they got to see the sun rise. And they made the most of one of only four public annual events that allows people to get so close to the stones.

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WHY CAN PAGANS AND DRUIDS GET SO CLOSE TO THE STONES FOR THE EQUINOX?

The famous Stonehenge circle is normally roped off to the public, but special access is granted four times a year.

This is only on the mornings of the summer solstice, winter solstice, spring equinox and autumn equinox.

English Heritage has ‘managed open access’, meaning the public can stand among the stones on these days.

Anyone can turn up on the day to get close to the stones, but people are asked not to touch or climb on them.

Organisers also have a ban on bringing glass…

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Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

English Heritage are expected to offer a short period of access, from  first light or safe enough to enter the monument field (approximately 06.30am) until 08:30am on the 23rd September this year.

The Autumn Equinox (Mabon)
The 2018 Autumn Equinox is September 23rd at 02.54am GMT
Sunrise will be 6.55am

20170923_065801.jpgMabon is a harvest festival, the second of three, that encourages pagans to “reap what they sow,” both literally and figuratively. It is the time when night and day stand equal in duration; thus is it a time to express gratitude, complete projects and honor a moment of balance.

What is the Equinox?

The equinox is when day and night are actually the same length. It happens several days before the spring equinox, and a few days after the autumn one.

The reason day and night are only almost equal on the equinox is because the sun looks like a disk in…

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Wiltshire is surely the epicentre of oddities. From inexplicable crop circles to mysterious prehistoric sites, this quintessential slice of unspoiled Britain is one of the most baffling and interesting places on the planet.

Why do weird and wonderful patterns suddenly appear in the corn fields of our countryside? 2018 showed some very impressive formations and the summer of 2019 is expected to be even better. Are they simply an elaborate hoax or are they caused by U.F.O s, earth energies or plasma vortexes?

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A giant crop circle has appeared in a field next to Stonehenge, just before the Summer Solstice. (Image: Matthew Williams/SWNS)

“Explore thousands of years of mystic, historic happenings and ye olde English eccentricity”

Whoever or whatever causes them they are striking features and are well worth checking out. Wiltshire is well known for its mysterious crop circles and much mystery still remains as to why they occur and the meanings behind their complex formations. Crop circles in Wiltshire often occur around the heart of the county in and around Stonehenge and Avebury, usually first appearing in April and continuing into the summer month – dozens of geometric symbols, mandalas and beautiful patterns appear in the farmers growing crop fields each and every year.

“Our exclusive crop circle tours have been featured on Sky TV, The Times and Telegraph newspapers”

This magical landscape includes not only the majority of crop circles, but also some of England’s most remarkable ancient sacred sites. You will visit them with a an expert / entertaing guide who will share their detailed knowledge of this area.

We are now taking bookings for our exclusive crop circle tours for the summer of 2019.  Small groups so book early.  We can also arrange extra dates for private groups, ideal families and small groups.  Tours depart from London, Salisbury and Bath

Ever wanted to learn about crop circles? Or wanted to meet crop circle enthusiasts to share thoughts with? Or find out about the latest news? If so, come to the Crop Circle Exhibition & Information Centre at the brand new Honeystreet Mill Café at Honeystreet, near Alton Barnes in the Vale… We visit this exhibition on our tours
Crop Circle Exhibition & Information Centre: Click here 

BOOK CROP CIRCLE TOURS HERE

The Stonehenge and Wiltshire Crop Circle Experts
Established 1995
www.StonengeTours.com