Mark spring’s arrival with an ancient rite at Stonehenge

Friday 17th March 2017 11:22 am posted in What's On, Culture, Places to see, Places to go, Events, Families

The Spring Equinox, which falls on March 20 this year, is one of only four days annually when visitors to Stonehenge are permitted to enter the Stone Inner Circle, in order to observe the sunrise.

With Stonehenge less than two hours away, Londoners and visitors can usher in the season of renewal with the rare experience of observing the sunrise on the Spring Equinox among the mysterious ancient pillars.

Druids, Pagans, Wiccans, tourists and families gather for one of only four days each year — each celebrating the change of the seasons — when visitors are permitted to enter the Stone Inner Circle and not have to view one of the world’s most iconic sights from behind a fence at a distance.

The event is under the strict rules and supervision of English Heritage, and several guided bus trips to Stonehenge are scheduled for departures from London and Bath at around 4 to 5 a.m. March 20, spending about two hours at the World Heritage site, and arriving back by 11 a.m.

Whether you’re looking for spiritual renewal or merely to cross an item off your bucket list of breathtaking life experiences, observing the equinox sunrise at Stonehenge is a unique way to usher in spring.

For a variety of Stonehenge Spring Equinox tour options, click here.