Solstices at Stonehenge

Stonehenge Sunrise
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Stonehenge Sunrise

Solstices are exciting events and can be a time of worship and reflection.

Here are some useful links about solstices:

Equinoxes and solstices

Winter solstice explained

Stonehenge is often a perfect place to visit at solstices, both winter and summer. Stonehenge was built between 3,000 B.C. and 1,600 B.C. and its purpose remains under study. If you stand inside the Stonehenge monument on the day of the northern summer solstice, facing north-east through the entrance towards the Heel Stone you will see the sun rise above it, marking the start of summer.

If you plan to visit Stonehenge for the Solstice please see the English Heritage website for more information.

You can also download our guide to Stonehenge.