English Heritage is pleased to be providing Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice on 20th – 21st June 2015. Please help them to create a peaceful occasion by taking personal responsibility and following the Conditions of Entry and guidelines set out on these pages. CELEBRATING THE SUMMER SOLSTICE AT STONEHENGE Stonehenge is an ancient prehistoric site and has been a place of worship and celebration at the time of Summer Solstice since time immemorial.
During Managed Open Access for Summer Solstice at Stonehenge, we support all individuals and groups conducting their own forms of ceremony and celebration providing that they are mutually respectful and tolerant of one another. Stonehenge is a place seen by many as a sacred site – please respect it and those attending. English Heritage continues to work closely with the many agencies and people from all sectors of the community and we would like to thank them for their help and support. Parking and entry to the Monument will be free, subject to the Conditions of Entry. Please do not arrive at the Solstice car park or Stonehenge in advance of the opening times listed below. Please note: As Summer Solstice this year occurs on a Saturday/Sunday, the roads around Stonehenge will be very busy. We strongly advise visitors to leave their cars at home and travel to Stonehenge using public transport. The nearest train station is Salisbury and there will be a regular bus service from Salisbury to Stonehenge. Please follow @eh_stonehenge on Twitter for travel updates on the night.
TIMINGS FOR SUMMER SOLSTICE AT STONEHENGE
- SOLSTICE CAR PARK OPENS 19.00 hours (7pm) Saturday 20 June
- ACCESS TO STONEHENGE MONUMENT FIELD19.00 hours (7pm) Saturday 20 June
- LAST ADMISSION TO SOLSTICE CAR PARK 06.00 hours (6am) Sunday 21 June – or earlier if full
- STONEHENGE MONUMENT FIELD CLOSES 08.00 hours (8am) Sunday 21 June
- SOLSTICE CAR PARK TO BE VACATED 12.00 hours (12 Noon) Sunday 21 June
We hope the weather will be kind and wish you a peaceful and celebratory solstice.
SUNSET AND SUNRISE
Sunset and sunrise occur at the following times:
- Sunset on Saturday 20th June 2015 is at 21.26 hrs (9.26pm)
- Sunrise on Sunday 21st June 2015 is at 04.52 hrs (4.52am)