Stonehenge Photo Tour

Photograph the iconic neolithic World Heritage site!

Included

Professional Photo Guide
Transportation (return from London)
Kase filter kits available
Small tour (max 7 participants)

Dates & Times


Throught the year

Contact for details

Astro workshops available

Fitness Level


Easy

Price


£ 50

Availability


Places available

Join Us

Join us on an amazing day to photograph the world’s most iconic prehistoric monument…at Sunset and Blue Hour!

We’ll spend several hours on site making the most of what nature serves up as the light changes. The unique stones make a stunning backdrop for long exposures, which are possible in the “Blue Hour” even if you don’t have filters (wired/remote triggers advised).

Close up of Stonehenge at sunset

We’ll be shooting from the north and east aspects of Stonehenge which is the most attractive side and also perfect in winter as the sun sets in a south-westerly direction thus giving us our best chances of colour in the sky!

Situated on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, the early henge was built around 5,000 years ago & the unique stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period, ~ 2,500 BC, with final modifications estimated to have been made around 1,500 BC. Stonehenge consists of an outer circle of 30 standing stones called “sarsens”, which surrounded five huge stone arches in a horseshoe shape. There were also two circles made of smaller “bluestones” – one inside the outer circle & one inside the horseshoe – as well as four “station stones” positioned outside the central monument.

Don’t have a telephoto lens & want to take some close-up pics like the sample shots? We’ve got you covered as we’ll have multiple camera setups, lenses, & teleconverters available to borrow (please let me know when booking).

Please note:  There is the option for participants to purchase entry tickets and shoot with the general public inside the English Heritage site and then meet us afterwards for the sunset shoot.  Up to date ticket prices can be found on the English Heritage website.

 

Close up of two stones of Stonehenge at sunset
Recommended Equipment
  • Wide angle lens – 16-35mm, 10-24mm, 14-24mm (recommended if entering Stonehenge grounds)
  • Walk around/kit lens – 18-55mm, 24-70mm, 24-105mm
  • Tripod
  • Remote shutter release – we prefer a wired trigger as it saves battery over using your phone with wifi/bluetooth or a wireless trigger to reduce camera battery drain.
  • Spare camera batteries – multiple long exposures can drain batteries quickly. 
  • Battery Charger (we have charging facilities on our vehicle)
  • Extra memory cards
  • ND Filters – optional/recommended for long exposures
  • Weather appropriate clothing
Included / Not included
  • Included:
    • Professional photo guide & tuition.
    • Return transportation from London in our comfortable 8 seat vehicle.
    • Battery charging facilities in vehicle

    Not included:

    • Food & drink
    • Travel to start point or from end point of tour.
    • Personal & travel insurance
    • Anything not specified as “Included”
Fitness Level
Easy – Low

This tour involves walking of up to 10 minutes along paths/trails.  A person of low-average fitness level should have little difficulty.  Conditions may be slippery if significant rain.

Where We'll Meet
Collection point for tour is Starbucks Coffee, Unit 1A Euston Tower Podium, Regents Place, London NW1 3DP.

Return journey will have two drop off points.  The first is in central London, close to Warren Street, Euston Square, Euston, & Great Portland Street tube stations.

Second drop off point will be West Acton Station.

We expect to return to London between 19.00-19.30.

Meeting point map.

Gallery

Private astrophotography workshops available – September to April each year.

Amatuer Photographer Premium June 2022 - Cover & Stonehenge Milky Way photograph

Testimonials

Thanks Dion!  The weather was great, sunset was amazing and I got to take my time and capture quite a lot of shots of Stonehenge.

Highly recommended!

Jonathan L.

Thank you Dion for a great workshop, weather was definitely in our favour (well the sun was) don’t know about the wind.

Also thank you for the use of your ND filters and showing me new techniques in photography.

Sangeeta P.

Guide

Dion Hitchcock UK Photo Tours workshop guide

Dion Hitchcock

Dion is an expat Australian based in London, United Kingdom. A prodigious traveller, after visiting 40+ countries he decided it was high time to learn about photography so he could better document his travels and quickly caught “the bug”. He became involved in several camera clubs assisting them running workshops and now runs his own, including in the UK, Iceland, and his home country of Australia. A qualified pharmacist, he’s now swapped helping patients and teaching pharmacy students for helping clients with both the technical aspects and artistic side of photography. Although an unconventional transition, he sees this as a natural progression as both of his parents are artists who instilled in him an appreciation of the beauty of the wondrous world around us.

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Terms of Service

Please note that our tours and workshops are always in high demand and usually sell out. We historically have over 90% occupancy so we strongly advise to book early.

As photographers ourselves, we always do our utmost to ensure each participant has the opportunity to get the best shots possible on every tour. However, we are dependent upon the weather, which is highly unpredictable. Your photo guide will monitor local weather conditions and adjust any proposed itinerary according to conditions and any local weather warnings.

We highly recommend that you have your own travel and medical insurance. For our overseas clients, please be aware that your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme may not cover you whilst you are overseas.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel your booking and the tour is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a £150 service fee. If you cancel and the tour does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of tour:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus the £150 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.

If UK Photo Tours have to cancel a tour then you’ll be offered another place on an existing tour or a full refund. We cannot be held liable for any loss of any kind resulting from the cancellation of a tour beyond the tour ticket price.

Pricing

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Price quotations are subject to change without notice, until a booking has been confirmed.

Unless otherwise specified, prices do not include any local taxes or use-fees, including foreign departure, security, port charges, park fees, customs, immigration, agricultural, passenger-facility charges or international transportation tax.

Prices do not include tips/gratuities to tour directors, drivers or local guides; passport and visa fees; baggage and personal insurance; any items of a personal nature; and any beverages or food not specifically listed under “Included” on the product pages of the UK-Photo-Tours.com website

Tour start/end

Our tours have a designated start and end point and it is each participant’s responsibility to ensure they are at the designated starting point on time and the tour price does not include any flights, accommodation, transport, taxes or charges, etc prior to our start or after our end points/time. We are happy to give advice on such should it be needed.

Passports, Visas, & Insurance

It is the responsibility of all passengers, regardless of nationality and destination, to check with the consulate of the country they are visiting for current entry requirements.

As visa and health requirements are subject to change without notice, we recommend that you verify health and visa requirements with the appropriate consulate prior to departure.

We strongly advise all travellers to purchase comprehensive travel insurance to minimize possible losses due to unforeseeable situations prior to, during, and after your tour.

Disclaimers & Limitations of Liability

It is the sole responsibility of all participants to take out adequate insurance protection for themselves to cover any loss of belongings, theft, accidental damage, injury, cancellation and costs incurred resulting from any event with UK Photo Tours.

UK Photo Tours holds Public Liability Insurance, Motor Vehicle Business Insurance, and Tour Operator Insurance, and will not cover anything excluded under the terms of those policies. Policy details are available on request.

UK Photo Tours cannot be held liable for any loss, damage, accidents, injuries or sickness during your tour. The same applies for any changes in tour schedule due to weather, strikes, industrial action, viral pandemic, civil disturbance, wars, floods or sickness, or any other force majeure. UK Photo Tours reserves the right to change routes, schedules and itineraries if needed because of weather, road, boat route conditions or should the necessity arise because of unforeseen reasons.

Covid-19

We are taking great care to follow the current guidance from the government regarding Covid-19 ( https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus ), along with up-to-date advice from tourism organisations such as VisitEngland.com and VisitScotland.com in order to keep safety a priority.

All of our guides are fully vaccinated and have had booster doses. We encourage participants to be fully vaccinated if clinically able to.

To further reduce risk, we’re continuing with requiring masks to be worn in the vehicle (unless medically expempt). Vents will be open and windows lowered in the vehicle to increase fresh airflow. We provide antiviral hand gel in the vehicle and at any accommodation, along with spare surgical 3-ply face masks for participants if required.

We’ve adopted the tour industry standard of requesting a negative Covid-19 lateral flow test within 72 hours of the start of the tour, and ideally for the result to be logged on the government website. This test can be done at home.

By asking for a negative test we hope you’ll agree it is for everyone’s protection and helps to provide a smooth and safe tour. In the UK, you can obtain free lateral flow tests from either your local pharmacy scanning a QR code, or sent direct to your home through the website https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests , or by calling 119.

We ask all participants to please be vigilant in reducing their exposure risk to Covid-19 in the 10 days leading up to the tour, and remember to test if you have any symptoms and ensure that you have adequate travel insurance in place.

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