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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

Multi-million pound centre to open at Stonehenge

A £27 million project to modernise facilities at Stonehenge will be opened tomorrow - after decades of planning. More than a million visitors come to the ancient monument in Wiltshire each year but up to now, roads, traffic and inadequate facilities have got in the way of their enjoyment.

Tomorrow that will change.

Our pictures show the Visitor Centres before and after but bear in mind that they are not on the same site.

The new visitor centre Credit: PA
The old visitor centre Credit: ITV News West Country

Why was Stonehenge built where it was?

It is a question that has haunted archaeologists and historians for generations. Why was Stonehenge built where it was?

A new dig a mile away from the World Heritage site has unearthed one of Britain's largest ever stone-age settlements.

And the people behind the project say it may help explain why the stones are where they are.

Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy has been to the site.


Massive display of the 'original crown jewels' in Devizes

Bronze age relics: (l to r) a belt hook, gold lozenge, and copper dagger. Credit: ITV News/Rob Murphy

The largest-ever collection of early Bronze Age gold ever to be put together has gone on display for the first time today. The artefacts date from the 'golden age' of Stonehenge: 3000 to 2000 BC. The exhibition features 500 objects and can be viewed at the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes.

A close-up of the lozenge. Credit: ITV News/Rob Murphy
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