Summer Solstice 2016

Stonehenge is an ancient prehistoric site which has been a place of worship and celebration at the time of Summer Solstice for thousands of years.

This important place  is seen by many as a sacred site - please respect it and please respect each other.

Open Access

English Heritage is pleased to provide free Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for Summer Solstice 2016 and ask that if you are planning to join us for this peaceful and special occasion that you follow these Conditions of Entry. These are written to ensure enjoyment and safety for everyone attending Summer Solstice at Stonehenge. 


Please note to reduce risk to those attending and to the monument itself, alcohol is not permitted in the monument field during Summer Solstice.

MONDAY 20 JUNE
Access to monument field - 7pm
Sunset - 9:26pm

TUESDAY 21 JUNE
Sunrise - 4:52am
Monument field closes - 8am

The Solstice Car Park opens at 7pm on 20th June with last admissions at 6am (or when full, if earlier) on 21st June. The car park will close at 12 noon on 21st June.

Admission, Parking and Planning Your Journey

Admission to the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge is free of charge, however please note that parking fees apply.
We strongly recommend travelling by public transport or arranging to car share. Help with planning your journey and accomodation can be found on the pages below, along with other helpful advice if you are planning to come to Summer Solstice.

PARKING FEES
Cars, motorhomes, live-in vehicles & private-hire minibuses £15
Motorbikes £5
Commercial coaches & minibuses £50 
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