Monday, 20 June 2022

Summer Solstice 21st June 2022

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 2022

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

Please note that the last normal day of admissions to Stonehenge is on Monday 20 June at 13:00 and the site will close at 15:00 in preparation for Summer Solstice Managed Open Access. Stonehenge is closed on Tuesday 21 June and will re-open at 09:00 on Wednesday 22nd June, please check our social media for updates.

English Heritage is pleased to provide free Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for Summer Solstice. 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 links below before deciding whether to come.

Stonehenge is a significant World Heritage Site and to many it is sacred – please respect the stones and all those who are attending.

Admission to the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge is free of charge. We hope the weather will be kind and wish you a peaceful and celebratory solstice.

MONDAY 20 JUNE

 

SOLSTICE CAR PARK OPENS

19.00 hours

ACCESS TO STONEHENGE MONUMENT FIELD

19.00 hours  

SUNSET

21.28 hours

TUESDAY 21 JUNE

 

SUNRISE

04.49 hours

LAST ADMISSION TO SOLSTICE CAR PARK

06.00 hours (or when full)

STONEHENGE MONUMENT FIELD CLOSES

08.00 hours

SOLSTICE CAR PARK TO BE VACATED

12.00 hours (Noon)

  • Amplified music is not permitted in or around the monument field.
  • No alcohol is allowed within the monument or the monument field. 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 the 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.
  • Please don’t bring any glass in to the monument field. Many people walk barefoot and livestock and wildlife also graze in the area. Any glass items will be confiscated.
  • 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 those around you.
  • Please be aware that in order to keep everyone safe, searches will be undertaken. Any items that are illegal will be confiscated and your entry refused.
  • Camping equipment, fires, Chinese lanterns, fireworks, candles, tea-lights or BBQs are not permitted at Stonehenge, in the Solstice Car Park, or anywhere in the surrounding National Trust land.
  • In the interests of safety, sleeping bags or duvets are not allowed on site. Sleeping on the ground creates a trip hazard and can interfere with the work of emergency services and hinder their ability to help people. Small ground sheets and blankets are permitted for people to sit on but please do not bring chairs etc. (unless used as a recognised disability aid). Shooting-sticks are not permitted.
  • To help us reduce the amount of litter on site, leafleting or flyering is not allowed.
  • Drones or any type of remote-controlled flying devices are not permitted at Stonehenge or in any of the Solstice Car Parks.
  • Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury will not be permitted.
  • Counter-terrorism security measures will be in place at Summer Solstice. Only small bags (approx. 30cm x 25cm x 15cm) will be allowed into the Monument Field and searches will be conducted. We strongly advise you to only bring essential items with you and thank you in advance for your patience.

MORE INFORMATION

You can find out more about attending Summer Solstice by clicking on the links below.

Safety, facilities and welfare

What (and what not) to bring

Travelling to Stonehenge

Accommodation

Disabled access

Respect the stones