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 and over Solstice and Equinox, you can read more about this on the English Heritage website.

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

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 Car Park, so please do not bring any sound systems or portable amplifiers.  Acoustic instruments are permitted.

No alcohol

The Monument and Monument Field are an alcohol free-zone during open access: 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.

No drugs

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.  Open access 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.

Bag and bin your rubbish

We are making every effort to create a more sustainable, environmentally friendly event.  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 Car Park and do not desecrate the Monument or surrounding land.

No drones

Drones or remote-controlled flying devices are not permitted. Please see: The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Stonehenge) Regulations 2023).

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