(or private tours available)
Dates & Times
Group tour (winter only) – contact for details
Private tours available all year
Private Astro workshops available
Group tour £ 60 pp
Private tour (starting from) £450 for 12 hours ex London (max 7 people)
Contact for availability
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).
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.
- Wide angle lens – 16-35mm, 10-24mm, 14-24mm (recommended if entering Stonehenge grounds)
- Walk around/kit lens – 18-55mm, 24-70mm, 24-105mm
- 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
- Professional photo guide & tuition.
- Return transportation from London in our comfortable 8 seat vehicle.
- Battery charging facilities in vehicle
- Food & drink
- Travel to start point or from end point of tour.
- Personal & travel insurance
- Anything not specified as “Included”
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
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.
Private astrophotography workshops available – September to April each year.
Also thank you for the use of your ND filters and showing me new techniques in photography.
UK Photo Tours is owned and operated by professional photographer, Dion Hitchcock.
Dion brings over a decade of expertise in teaching and guiding photography. He is an expat Australian and when not running photography tours, resides in London, UK, running photography workshops or as a locum pharmacist. His extensive travel experiences, spanning over 40 countries, ignited his passion for photography as a means to chronicle his journeys. This passion quickly evolved into a profound interest, leading him to actively participate in various camera clubs, assisting them in conducting workshops. Today, Dion independently operates his own workshops mainly across the UK, and occasionally internationally.
His London-based photography Meetup groups have 7,000+ members and over 500 5-star ratings.
Dion still maintains his registration as a pharmacist professional, dedicating his time to aiding patients and educating pharmacy students. However, he has transitioned his time into the realm of photography, where he assists clients in understanding the craft’s technical and artistic aspects. This shift, though unconventional, aligns with his upbringing; both of his parents were artists who nurtured his appreciation for the world’s inherent beauty. His extensive photography experience, professional background, passion for teaching, and numerous five-star reviews ensures you’ll be in the best of care whilst on tour.
You can reach Dion at firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms of Service
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.
Bookings and Acceptance of Terms & Conditions
By making a payment to UK Photo Tours by Paypal, bank transfer, Stripe or other means, you have agreed that you have read and understood these terms and conditions and therefore have entered into a contract with UK Photo Tours.
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.
Prices listed on the UK-Photo-Tours.com website are per person, unless otherwise specified.
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
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.
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.