Conditions of Entry 2023
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.
English Heritage is pleased to provide free Managed Open Access to Stonehenge Solstice and Equinox celebrations. We ask that if you are planning to join us for this peaceful and special occasion that you read the Conditions of Entry and the information provided on the following pages before deciding whether to come.
Admission during Solstice and Equinox at Stonehenge is free of charge (parking charges apply). We hope the weather will be kind and wish you a peaceful celebration.
- NO CLIMBING ON THE STONES
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.
- NO AMPLIFIED MUSIC
No amplified music in or around the monument field.
- NO ALCOHOL
Alcohol is not allowed within the monument or monument field; it will be confiscated, and those in possession may be asked to leave.
- NO ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
Drunken, disorderly, and anti-social behaviour will result in removal by security or police.
- NO DRUGS
Illegal drugs are prohibited; the police will take action against offenders.
- NO GLASS
No glass items are permitted in to the Monument Field.
- NO BLADED OR SHARPLY POINTED ITEMS
- NO DRONES
Drones or remote-controlled flying devices are not permitted. Please see: The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Stonehenge) Regulations 2023).
- SMALL BAGS ONLY
Counter-terrorism measures apply, only small bags are allowed on entry.
Security searches may be conducted, with illegal items confiscated and entry refused.
- NO OPEN FLAMES
No open flames, enclosed or unenclosed, are permitted within the Monument Field.
- NO SMUDGE STICKS OR SMOKING
No smouldering items, for example smudge sticks or burning incense, including smoking in the stone circle.
- NO LEAFLETING/FLYERING
To reduce litter, leafleting or flyering is not allowed.
- NO TENTS, SLEEPING BAGS OR CAMPING CHAIRS
Camping is not permitted at Stonehenge and sleeping on the ground is a trip hazard which can interfere with the work of the emergency services.
- Chairs* are permitted for visitors who need them. Please make sure the chair is designed for outdoor use and place it on an area of level ground, at least 2 metres away from any of the standing or fallen stones. Please ensure that chair legs are not driven into the ground.
Please use the toilets provided in the Monument Field and Solstice Car Park and do not desecrate the Monument or surrounding land.
*English Heritage accepts no responsibility for any chairs brought on to site and accepts no liability for any harm and/or injury the use of the chairs may cause to their owners and/or others at the event. English Heritage shall not be responsible for any loss of or damage to the chairs. English Heritage shall have the right to remove any unsuitable chairs brought to site for the event. English Heritage accepts no responsibility for any chairs left at the site and shall have the right to discard any chairs left following the conclusion of the event.
You can find out more about attending Solstice and Equinox by clicking on the links below.
For further information about Managed Open Access Stonehenge, please call English Heritage Customer Services on 0370 333 1181.
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