Plan your A303 journeys ahead of Winter Solstice event at Stonehenge
19 Dec 2023
We're advising motorists to plan their journeys along the A303 in Wiltshire ahead of this week’s Winter Solstice at Stonehenge.
Share this article
Stonehenge will be open to solstice visitors on the morning of Friday 22 December, although English Heritage will be livestreaming the sunrise and, with limited parking on site, they are also urging visitors to use public transport.
The Monument Field will be opened around 7.45am, dependent on light levels, and entry will close at 10am.
To assist the flow of traffic both before and after the event, a 40mph speed limit will be in place on the A303 between the Countess roundabout and Longbarrow roundabout, with the lay-bys closed in between.
Drivers can obtain up-to-the-minute travel information by following @HighwaysSWEST on Twitter, by accessing the Traffic England website or by phoning the National Highways Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
Get more information on this year’s winter solstice.