London, Europe Brief News –It has, at last, come after such a long wait! As part of the festivities commemorating the Summer Solstice, hundreds of people flocked to the medieval stone circle in Wiltshire that has gained renown all over the globe. Pagans and Druids alike made their way to Stonehenge on June 21, the longest day of the year, to perform rituals that have been passed down through the ages, while others came to take in the beautiful vista of the sunrise over the sacred monument.
Increased Number of Attendees in Stonehenge
Stonehenge may be found in Wiltshire, which is situated in England. There has been an uptick in the number of people travelling to Stonehenge ever since the epidemic caused a huge dip in the number of tourists there. Before the introduction of the Covid, it was not uncommon for crowds numbering as many as 30,000 people to gather on the shortest day of the year to see the sun rise over the monument.
Summer Solstice Celebration
Celebrations at a stone circle adjacent to the hamlet of Avebury and around 5,000 years old, have already started, and the astrological beginning of summer 2022 will take place on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Participating in activities such as gathering among the Stonehenge stones to witness the sunrise is also on the agenda. The traditional entrance to Stonehenge is located behind the Heel Stone, and it is common for crowds of about 10,000 people to gather there to witness the dawn from that location.
The Summer Solstice ceremony will take place at Stonehenge and is free and open to the public; tickets are not required. However, English Heritage will live stream the sunrise and sunset from Stonehenge during the event. You may get further information on the celebrations that will be taking place at Stonehenge by visiting their website.
Police Ensuring Safety of the Event
Wiltshire Police, who has been working closely with partners during the build-up to the event to ensure the safety of those who wish to attend, also encourages people to visit the websites and social media channels of both English Heritage and the National Trust for the most up-to-date information. The event will occur at the English Heritage Center in Salisbury Plain, located in Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. This is due to the Wiltshire Police Department’s tight collaboration with its partners in the lead-up to the event, which contributed to this result.
The Summer Solstice event that will be conducted at Stonehenge will cause both traffic delays and a temporary speed limit of 40 miles per hour on the A303. This restriction will be in place for the duration of the event. The Ridgeway at Overton Hill will also be closed to vehicles until Thursday, June 30, and the High Street in Avebury will be closed to anyone other than residents beginning at six in the morning today and continuing until noon on Wednesday. Additionally, the Ridgeway at Overton Hill will be closed to vehicles until Thursday, June 30. These restrictions will last through Thursday, June 30, so please plan accordingly.