Stonehenge At Dusk

I don’t usually do simple photo posts but in Thursday on one if my guided tours, we happened to be at Stonehenge at dusk. Due to the latitude of the British Isles, dusk can be anything from about 11pm in mid summer to 3pm or earlier in mid winter.

Around 1.5 million people visit Stonehenge every year and in the summer it can be packed out. One if the advantages of visiting in winter is that you have it all to yourself. There were Foyr people there apart from us when we left the stones.

Stonehenge is on the vast Salisbury Plain, essentially prairie or Steppe land and in the winter it blues a freezing wind and there is no shelter from the elements. Even on a sunny mid November day, we were all thoroughly frozen by the time we got back but everyone thought it was well worth it for these marvellous stmosoheric photos. 

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The Heel Stone

With the low sun, streaming through the stones, it was thoroughly breathtaking. You’d never know there had been a freak hail storm a few minutes earlier.

If you’d like to visit Stonehenge or anywhere else in the UK with me then check out https://yeoldeenglandtours.co.uk/our-tours-2/day-tours-from-london/bath-and-stonehenge-2/

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About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including a #1 seller, I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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4 Responses to Stonehenge At Dusk

  1. Mel & Suan says:

    oooh! So nice! We would had been there in May this year had it not been for scheduling conflict!

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