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Winter Solstice at Stonehenge 2018

There is no access to the inner circle at Stonehenge on one of our special access Summer solstice at Stonehenge image. tours between the 18th and 27th December inclusive because of the winter solstice. There is,however, free access on the morning of the 22nd December to watch the winter solstice sunrise which happens about 8.09am.



As in previous years, there are Conditions of Entry to Winter Solstice at Stonehenge including a ban on alcohol & drugs as well as a prohibition on standing or touching the stones. Expect several hundred plus people there with you, but is no where near as crowded as it is at the Summer solstice and probably more enjoyable.

Parking is very, very limited in the area and car sharing or using alternative menas of transport is far easier.

Stonehenge itself is open from approx 7.45 am through to around 10 am.


Getting to the winter solstice at Stonehenge

From Salisbury:

There is no special bus service as there is for the Winter solstice. Taxi is probably the easiest way.

From London:

There is a Winter Solstice at Stonehenge tour with The English Bus - one of the most highly rated small tour companies in London. There are various pick up points in London, a quick stop for breakfast or coffee on the way. All led by very experienced guides.





From Bath:

Lion Tours are running a service and e-mail enquiries can be made at Stonehenge winter solstice from Bath. This tour also includes a tour inside Stonehenge plus a visit to Woodhenge, Durrington Walls, and Salisbury.

However you go have a great time!

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