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20 June 2003
Stonehenge Summer Solstice plans

English Heritage will provide managed open access to Stonehenge for the summer Solstice 2003 The Stones will be open from 02:00 hours to 12 noon on Saturday 21 June. The designated car park will open at midnight on Friday 20 June, with last admission at 11:00 hours on Saturday 21 June, and it will be cleared at 14:00 hours on Saturday 21 June. Access to the Stones and the car park will be free of charge and subject to Conditions of Entry.
     Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage, said: "We are very pleased to be welcoming people to Stonehenge to celebrate the summer Solstice again this year. This builds on the considerable success of the celebrations in previous years. Summer Solstice is a special time which means different things to different people. We want everyone who comes to be able to enjoy the occasion safely and peacefully. This year we are giving more access in daylight hours which will be far safer, and more family friendly, than the all-night access we have had in the past. We have set Conditions of Entry which apply throughout the year and are in  accordance with English Heritage's duty of care to members of the public and to Stonehenge and its surrounding monuments. Observance of the entry conditions is essential if we are to access over the Solstice in future years."
     For Further information and Conditions of Entry  see http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/default.asp?wci=Node&wce=6479

Source: English Heritage (20 June 2003)

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