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18 June 2006
Stonehenge Summer Solstice 2006

English Heritage is pleased to be providing Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice. English Heritage has a duty of care to ensure public safety and are responsible for the protection of Stonehenge and its surrounding Monuments. Parking and entry will be free, subject to the Conditions of Entry. It is not advisable to arrive at the Solstice Car Park or Stonehenge in advance of the opening time.
     Solstice car park opens: 20:00 hours (8pm) Tuesday 20th June. Access to Stonehenge: 22:00 hours (10pm) Tuesday 20th June. Stonehenge closes: 09:00 hours (9am) Wednesday 21st June. Last admission to solstice car park: 06:00 hours (6am) Wednesday 21st June. Solstice car park to be vacated: 13:00 hours (1pm) Wednesday 21st June. Sunrise will occur at 04.58 on Wednesday 21st June 2006.
     There will be a special bus service from Salisbury railway station for around 7 round trip. Buses are every half hour from 20:30pm until 01:15am to Stonehenge and return every twenty minutes or sooner from 05:15am until 06:15am, then every half hour until 09:45am - Transport from the car park will be provided for disabled visitors. Warm clothing and rain wear is essential, blankets are allowed in but NOT quilts and sleeping bags. No Naked flames or glass bottles are allowed inside the stones however incense sticks and small cone incense are ok
     The document "Conditions of Entry for the Stonehenge Summer Solstice 2006" is available online at http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/Conditions_Entry2006v6.pdf

Source: English Heritage (June 2006)

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