Stonehenge – Summer Solstice

STONEHENGE – ‘Stone Gallows’ – was built in various phases over 1,400 years starting around 3,000BC. Its axis is aligned with sunrise on the longest day, 21 June, and in celebration it is now opened up to the public on that dawn each year.

Stonehenge’s original purpose is not precisely known and is a matter of speculation. Some say it was a place of worship but, contrary to common perception, it has nothing to do with the druids as it was completed long before they came to Britain.