Stonehenge was busier than portrayed in my previous photographs. With a little bit of patience and a few steps one way or another it was possible to take photographs that included very few people. Now I look at the wider picture I think that was some achievement on my part!

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 11th 2017

8 Responses to “Not as Quiet as it Seems…”

  1. Hels says:

    On a gorgeous summer day, Stonehenge looks like an ideal site to visit for families and school groups. On a wet day, is the visitors’ centre big enough to keep everyone dry?

    • CherryPie says:

      Stonehenge is all about being in the open air, so a visit on a rainy day would mean getting wet. I am not sure what the visitor centre has to offer for school groups.

  2. I wondered why it looked so quiet! Well done :)

  3. james higham says:

    Do you prefer it with all the controls or how it used to be? I recall just parking and wandering over.

    • CherryPie says:

      When you could just park and wander over my recollection is that the stones were enclosed by a fence which rather spoilt the experience on my first visit as a child.

      My next visit was when they had the old visitor entrance and the carpark next to the stones. This also was was an awful experience but at least when you got to the stones they did not have a fence around them.

      Now the stones are open and can be viewed in their wider landscape and one of the busy roads has been removed I find the site much more of a joy to visit. I was able to explore the wonder of the henge and its surroundings.

      You can still just park up and wander fairly close to the stones. The roads in this photo are all open access and you can see cars have parked up. From my disappointing first visit to the site the new experience is far better.

  4. Are they really going build the tunnel?
    What would Stonehenge look like in the future?

    • CherryPie says:

      The latest National Trust magazine explains the proposal for the tunnel and their vision for opening up the landscape even more. There is a link for the public to have their say on the matter.

      I quite like the idea, with reservations… It has to be done properly and not destroy hidden aspects of the Stonehenge area. All very complicated in a modern era where roads and fast cars are necessary!