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Summer Solstice 2019

There is no access to the inner circle on one of our special accessSummer solstice at Stonehenge image. tours between the 15th and 30th June inclusive because of the summer solstice. There is,however, free access on the night of the 20th through to the morning of the 21st June to watch the summer solstice sunrise. Stonehenge closes to normal visitors at 3pm on Tuesday 20 June ahead of the annual Summer Solstice celebrations.

The last timed-ticket admission for pre-booked groups is 1pm, providing a 2-hour window for groups arriving at this time to view the monument and enjoy the exhibition and other facilities in the visitor centre.

Stonehenge will remain closed all day on Wednesday 21 June, re-opening to all visitors on Thursday 22 June.

As in previous years, there are Conditions of Entry to Summer Solstice at Stonehenge including a ban on alcohol & drugs as well as a prohibition on standing or touching the stones. Expect anything from 12- 36,000 people there with you.

Coach parking for Summer Solstice costs £100 per vehicle. Cars and minibus parking costs £15 per vehicle (up to 19 seats). It is a lot less hassle to get public transport up to the event from Salisbury than to take your own car.

It may help with your planning to know that the Solstice coach park will open at 7pm on Tuesday 20 June and that sunset is at 9.26pm. On Wednesday 21 June, sunrise is at 4.52am, the monument field closes at 8am and the coach park closes at 12 noon. Stonehenge re-opens to normal visitors from 9am on Thursday 22 June.

Getting to the summer solstice at Stonehenge

From Salisbury:

There will be a regular bus service up to Stonehenge from early to late evening and then back again in the morning. Detailed timetable is at Service 333 on the local bus companies website available nearer the time.

From London:

The most flexible way is by train from London Waterloo to Salisbury and then use the bus service if you are staying all night. If you just want to go on the evening of the 20th until 11pm and get the flavour of the festivities there is a tour for £99 to Avebury, Lacock, Stonehenge including an early dinner returning at midnight.

If you prefer to be at Stonehenge for the sunrise there is a Summer Solstice Sunrise Shuttle for £70, or for £92 try Stonehenge Sunrise tour both leaving London at 1 am.

From Bath:

Lion Tours are running a service and e-mail enquiries can be made at Stonehenge summer solstice from Bath.

However you go have a great time!

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