Please Respect the Stones!

Stonehenge is a World Heritage Site, a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is seen by many as a sacred place. We ask that all those attending respect it and those celebrating around it.

If you would like to find out more about how we protect and care for Stonehenge during the year and over the Solstice, you can read more about this on the English Heritage website:


Please do not climb or stand on any of the stones - this includes the stones that have fallen.  This is for your own safety and also to protect this special site and respect for those around you. 

As it is a world renowned historic Monument and a sacred site for many, amplified music is not allowed at Stonehenge, in the surrounding landscape or in the Solstice Car Park, so please do not bring any sound systems or portable amplifiers.  Acoustic instruments are permitted.

The Monument and Monument Field are an alcohol free-zone during Summer Solstice: alcohol will be confiscated or individuals in possession of alcohol will be asked to leave.  Drunken, disorderly and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and anybody considered to be behaving in this way will be asked to leave by Security staff and/or Police and will not be allowed back in.

Illegal drugs are illegal at Stonehenge as they are anywhere else.  The police will be on site and will take action against anyone breaking the law.  Summer Solstice is not a good time to experiment with drugs - the crowd, the noise and the sheer size of the place are likely to make any bad reaction much worse.  As much of the access is at night, if you had a bad reaction it may be difficult to locate you to administer treatment.

Please be aware that in order to keep everybody safe, random searching may be undertaken.  Any items found that might be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated.

We are making every effort to create a more sustainable, environmentally friendly Solstice.  Please bag and bin your rubbish so our recycling team can collect it.  Stonehenge sits within a very sensitive landscape which is still in agricultural use - please respect the local farmers' crops and livestock.

Please use the toilets provided in the Monument Field and Solstice Car Park and do not desecrate the Monument or surrounding land.

Do not bring drones or any type of remote-controlled aircraft to Stonehenge.  There is a No Fly Zone in place over Stonehenge during Summer Solstice which makes it a criminal offense to attempt to fly anything over the stones below a certain height. The No Fly Zone includes drones. If you attempt to fly this from anywhere on site, including the Solstice Car Park, you will be stopped and asked to leave.

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