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Stonehenge Visitor Centre criticised

Stonehenge's new visitor centre has teething problems Credit: ITV News West Country

Stonehenge's new visitor centre, which opened last month, has had a few teething problems. People have complained about overcrowding and delays for the transport to the stones.

Staff agree there have been problems but the shuttle service has been increased and a timed ticket system will be introduced next month.

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More pictures from this morning's Winter Solstice

Ian Temple, Arch Druid of the Dorset Grove, dressed as the green man. Credit: Neil Munns/PA Wire
Chief Druid Arthur Pendragon leads the Winter Solstice service. Credit: Neil Munns/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Chief Druid Arthur Pendragon blesses four month old baby Jim held by father Dan. Credit: Neil Munns/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Chief Druid Arthur Pendragon leads the Winter Solstice service at Stonehenge. Credit: Neil Munns/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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Druids celebrate winter solstice at Stonehenge

Ian Temple arch druid of the Dorset grove dressed as the green man during the Winter Solstice service at Stonehenge. Credit: Neil Munns/PA Wire
The Winter Solstice service at Stonehenge this morning on the shortest day of the year. Credit: Neil Munns/PA Wire
Chief Druid Arthur Pendragon leads the Winter Solstice service at Stonehenge. Credit: Neil Munns/PA Wire

Winter solstice welcomed in at Stonehenge

Worshippers celebrate the sunrise at last year's winter solstice Credit: PA

People have once again been allowed access to the ancient stones of Stonehenge to mark sunrise on the winter solstice - the shortest day of the year.

Work has just been completed on the new visitor centre at the ancient monument.

Worshippers and partygoers alike will watch the sun rise over the stones at just after 8 am.

After today, the days will start to get longer again.

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PICTURES: Druids protest at Stonehenge

Druids were out in force this morning at the opening of Stonehenge Visitor Centre Credit: ITV News West Country
The men and women are calling for the remains of ancient druids known as guardians to be returned to their original burial site by the bones Credit: ITV News West Country
Our reporter Jonty Messer is at the Wiltshire landmark, watching developments as they evolve Credit: ITV News West Country

New style Stonehenge opens

The new visitor centre at Stonehenge finally opens to the public today.

Until now, people visiting the stones have had to put up with temporary cabins that were put there in the 1960s.

Now a centre costing £27 million pounds has been built.

More than a million people flock to the ancient monument every year.

The new centre is a mile and a half to the west of the stones.Tourists will able to use a 10 minute shuttle bus or walk to the monument

The new Stonehenge centre cost £27 million to build
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