Wednesday 13 November 2013
Stonehenge Winter Solstice 2013
Managed Open Access
The celebration of the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge will take place at sunrise
on Saturday 21 December 2013 (approximately 08:09 hrs).
English Heritage is pleased to be offering ‘Managed Open Access’ for those
who wish to celebrate the Winter Solstice peacefully
Visitors will be allowed into the Monument when it is considered sufficiently
light to ensure safe access. Entry will be available from approximately 07:30
hrs until 09:00 hrs when visitors will be asked to vacate the site. All vehicles
must vacate the area by 09.30.
Access might not be possible if the ground conditions are poor or if it is felt
that access might result ¡n severe damage to the Monument.
Toilets are available at Stonehenge for the duration of the access although
these facilities will not be available prior to access commencing.
Public car parking will be made available on Byway 12, the old Visitor Centre
Car Park and along the A344.
Disabled parking will be in the old Visitor Centre Car Park, and will require a
New theory of a Winter Solstice Sunrise Alignment - Stonehenge and the Winter Solstice leaflet (ISBN 9780957093010)
(Background on the Winter Solstice Sunrise Alignment theory is here)