Stonehenge Summer Solstice 2010

28 05 2010

Open Access at Stonehenge

Date:  Monday 21st June 10
Location:  Stonehenge, Wiltshire – MAP
Cost:  FREE (including FREE car park)
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There are 3 weeks and 3 days until Stonehenge 2010

English Heritage are again expected to provide “Managed Open Access” to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice. Please help to create a peaceful occasion by taking personal responsibility and following the conditions (see below).

The car park (enter off the A303 from the roundabout – it’s signposted) will open at around 7pm on Sunday 20th June, and close at around noon on Monday 21st June. Note that last admission to the car park for vehicles is at around 6am.

Access to the stones themselves is expected to be from around 8.30pm on Sunday 20th June until 8am on Monday 21st June.

There’s likely to be casual entertainment from samba bands & drummers but no amplified music is allowed.

Van loads of police have been present in the area in case of any trouble, but generally a jovial mood prevails. Few arrests have been made in previous years, mostly in relation to minor drug offences.

Toilets and drinking water are available and welfare is provided by festival welfare services. There are normally one or two food and drink vans with reasonable prices but huge queues, all well away from the stones themselves.

Sunrise is at around 4:45am.

Rules include no camping, no dogs, no fires or fireworks, no glass bottles, no large bags or rucksacks, and no climbing onto the stones. Please respect the rules so that we’re all able to enjoy the solstice morning at Stonehenge for years to come.

More information will be here when available.

English Heritage Message

English Heritage is pleased to be providing Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice.  Please help us to create a peaceful occasion by taking personal responsibility and following the Conditions of Entry.

Please note that a high volume of traffic is anticipated in the Stonehenge area on the evening of Sunday 20th June.

Getting To Stonehenge

Where possible, please travel to Stonehenge using public transport.  The local bus company, Wilts & Dorset, will be running a service from Salisbury railway and bus stations to Stonehenge over the Solstice period.  This bus service will commence at 1830 hours (6.30pm) on Sunday 20th June and run regularly until 0115 hours (1.15am) on Monday 21st June. A service taking people back to Salisbury will start again at 0400 hours (4am) and run frequently until 0945 hours (9.45am). Access to Stonehenge from the bus drop off point is through the National Trust farmland.

The buses will stop at any recognised bus stop along the line of the route, which is via Amesbury.

Bus Service Information

Wilts and Dorset Bus Company
Tel: 01983 827005 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              01983 827005      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Train Information

South West Trains
Tel: 0845 6000 650 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              0845 6000 650      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Merlin @ Stonehenge
The Stonehenge Web Site



One response

16 06 2010

Hey is there any chance you can be free sunday night??
This event looks cool is the only time of the year you can get close to the stones.

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