Stonehenge sights in the UK
Visiting Stonehenge offers a chance to explore its historical and archaeological significance and also the mysteries surrounding its construction and purpose within this breathtaking part of England. The stones are believed to have been erected around 2500 BC, though the exact purpose of the monument remains a subject of debate to this very day, by most experts and general enthusiasts. The larger outer stones are made of sarsen, a type of sandstone, and some weigh up to 50 tons, so how they were erected is also all part of the magic.
The smaller bluestones, which have a bluish colour, are believed to have been brought from Wales, over 100 miles away and how they got there is also a big debate. The Heel Stone marks the entrance to Stonehenge. It aligns with the summer solstice sunrise, creating a sight where the sun rises directly over the stone. Stonehenge is famously aligned with astronomical events. During the summer solstice, the rising sun aligns with the Heel Stone and the central altar stone, drawing large crowds for annual sunrise celebrations.
We actually offer a special tour for the winter solstice - https://rb.gy/41cuo
Be quick if you want to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event, as we sell out each year.
The Stonehenge Visitor Center provides information about the monument's history, construction, and significance. It offers exhibitions, interactive displays, and a cafe for visitors. Also, feel free to choose your favourite theory of how the stones arrived there and how they were erected all those years ago. Audio guides and guided tours are available for visitors, providing insights into the history, theories, and significance of Stonehenge. Near the visitor centre, you can find reconstructed Neolithic houses that give you a glimpse into how the people who built Stonehenge might have lived.
It would be our absolute pleasure to show you Stonehenge, Bath and a secret place for the day on our award-winning tours. Our expert local guides are happy to answer your questions and give recommendations on the day. FULL INFO - https://rb.gy/5uc4m
Druid sites often play a role in modern druid ceremonies and gatherings. Here are 4 more locations that have been associated with modern Druidry that you may not be aware of…
The Rollright Stones
The Rollright Stones are located in Oxfordshire, and consist of three distinct elements, the King's Men stone circle, the King Stone, and the Whispering Knights. These stones are often visited by modern druids and other spiritual practitioners at ceremonies throughout the year
Kingley Vale in West Sussex is known for its ancient yew trees and offers a serene environment that attracts those with a spiritual inclination, including druids, domestic and international tourists. It is a part of the South Downs National Park and is also a Special Area of Conservation and is over 200 hectares
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle is located in the Lake District, Castlerigg is a prehistoric stone circle surrounded by stunning natural scenery. It's often visited by spiritual seekers and modern druids and is also among the earliest British circles, raised in about 3000 BC during the Neolithic period. Castlerigg is one of the best places of all British stone circles to visit, with panoramic views and the mountains behind.
Last but not least is Glastonbury, located in Somerset, it is best known for its music festival, but is often considered a hub of spiritual activity and has connections to Arthurian legends and various spiritual traditions. Glastonbury has a prominent hill with a tower on its summit. The tor was once an island, and it was believed it was the island upon which King Arthur was buried and Excalibur forged