Stonehenge at dawn

By Emma Kirkup

As my alarm went off before 5am I wondered what I was doing! Wrapping up warm and heading out to my car I journeyed to Stonehenge for an early morning visit.

This visit was to be unlike the many others I have been luckily enough to do at Stonehenge. In the past I’ve visited with Paddington Bear, Shaun the Sheep and even former England rugby international Lawrence Dallaglio and I must admit every time is so different!

This time I was meeting with Igerswiltshire – a group of amateur and professional photographers who hold various meet ups across the county. Our second co-hosted event, I was very excited to see Stonehenge at dawn - something I've never done before!

As we gathered at the visitor centre the sky was just starting to change colour with glimmers of light starting to show through.

Once we were at the stones we were treated to a simply stunning sunrise gradually rising in the east from behind the heel stone! It was certainly a ‘wow’ moment and the skies changed with pinks, blues and yellow colours all emerging.

People were quietly capturing their special moments at this site whether that be by SLR, GoPro or on a phone.

Here are a few shots I managed to capture from my visit:

Stonehenge at dawn

The heel stone

If you want to see more images captured over the morning check out #igerswiltshirestonehenge on Instagram.

Any keen photographers who are interested in joining future instameets between VisitWiltshire and Igerswiltshire should keep an eye on our Instagram feed @visitwiltshire for future events which will be announced soon.


Historic Site
Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire

Stonehenge stands impressively as a prehistoric monument of unique importance, a World Heritage Site, surrounded by remains of ceremonial and domestic structures - some older than the monument itself.



  1. eberlin
    It was a magical experience. The early morning mist, the sun rise and the light were perfect. We are so lucky to live in this beautiful part of the world.

    Thank you Emma, Visit Wiltshire and English Heritage for organising the event!

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