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Winter Solstice 2013 at Stonehenge

English Heritage allowed public access to Stonehenge for the celebration of the 2013 Winter Solstice, the first day of the winter season. Sunrise was at 8.09am on Saturday 21 December and visitors were able to gain free access to the monument from around 7.30am. The exact time of the 2013 Winter Solstice, when the Earth’s axial tilt […]

2012 Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

Before sunrise on 21st December, thousands of people gathered at Stonehenge to mark the Winter Solstice. This year, the date also coincided with the end of the Mayan calendar. The Winter Solstice is one of the only times that the public are allowed into the stone circle itself and it is a very special time, […]

Snowdrop Walk at Heale House

The Snowdrop Walk at Heale House is looking great. Although the bulbs have flowered earlier than usual this year the drifts of snowdrops (in places interspersed with bright yellow aconites) still look a wonderful sight. Follow the duckboard walkway as it winds through the woodland next to the River Avon and admire the view as […]

Solstice Signifies That 2012 Will Be a Good Year

Druids and pagans were among those gathered at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain to celebrate the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. The weather was unseasonably mild which brought out record numbers of people who were rewarded with a beautiful sunrise over the ancient stones. Arch druid of the standing stones in Wiltshire, Rollo […]

Winter Solstice 2011 at Stonehenge

The winter solstice will be celebrated on 22nd December. English Heritage will be allowing managed open access from 7.30am until 9am. Sunrise will be at 8.09 am. Winter solstice is a celebration of the shortest day of the year and the longest night. The days will then get longer as summer approaches. The actual date […]