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For the First Time EVER, Stonehenge Is Going To Livestream the Summer Solstice Celebration

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I would absolutely love to visit Stonehenge in person. One of those things on the bucket list that will probably never happen, but I can dream right?

Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire, England. I hate to admit it, but I spent a weekend in England once and didn’t get to see ANYTHING!

Nothing. What a sad trip of bad food and warm beer. Sorry England, I couldn’t hang with the food.

Stonehenge is one of the most famous landmarks in the UK and I didn’t even see it. It sits there on my bucket list. Archaeologists believe it was constructed anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC.

Stonehenge is the site of one of the most popular summer solstice celebrations. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year. If you were to attend the celebration you would watch the sun rise behind the Heel Stone.

With the current state of the world, the live celebration has been shut down. They are asking that people not visit this year and I am sure this is hard on those that make this a yearly tradition.


Instead, for the first time EVER, they will be live-streaming the magical moments.

We have consulted widely on whether we could have proceeded safely and we would have dearly liked to host the event as per usual, but sadly in the end, we feel we have no choice but to cancel. We hope that our live stream offers an alternative opportunity for people near and far to connect with this spiritual place at such a special time of year and we look forward to welcoming everyone back next year.

Nichola Tasker, the director of Stonehenge

You can watch the summer solstice at Stonehenge live on Sunday, June 21st morning, local time, so you will have to adjust this for time differences due to location and time zone. You can watch it on the English Heritage’s social media accounts.

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  1. I’m sure this will be better for Stonehenge – and more rewarding for people who wish to see the sunrise through the stones – than attending the actual sunrise. We attended in 2017. For the most part we had a good time. But what disturbed me was the way people seemed so disrespectful of the stones. Within the circle it was too crowded to move. There were groups of young people crowded together standing on the fallen stones, treading and scraping on the ancient lichen. Outside the stone circle, though, there were family groups on blankets, good-natured people in costume, whiffs of fragrant smoke, and random music coming from everywhere. Noisy fun. But I’m looking forward to actually seeing the sun come through the stones this Sunday!

  2. If you thought the food was bad and the beer warm, then there aren’t enough ads peppered in this post.

  3. Sorry you had a bad experience with your ENgland trip! But I promise you the food is excellent! You must have had bad luck. The warmbeerI agree! A cool larger or a cider goes down a lot better!