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Visiting Avebury between 20-22 June

Sunset through grasses at Avebury, Wiltshire
Summer at Avebury ©National Trust/Emma Weston | © National Trust Images/Emma Weston

Summer Solstice is an extremely busy time of the year at Avebury. If possible please schedule your visit for another time. Car parking is likely to be very limited. Please note: Avebury Manor is closed 20-22 June, all other facilities, including the garden, are open as usual.

Planning your visit during the Summer Solstice

If you are planning to visit during the Summer Solstice, please read through this information below, which will help you get the best out of your time here.

Car parking

  • Please be aware that car parking is very limited during this period and we advise that you travel by public transport, or arrange to be dropped off and collected.
  • Car park charges are £7 for all day and £4 for after 3pm.
  • Sleeping or camping overnight in vehicles in NT car parks is not permitted.
  • Weather depending, there will be additional car parking available in the Avebury Manor parkland from 7pm on Tue 20 June, last entry 10pm (cars only - no van, buses or campervans - there is a 2.1m height barrier). After 10pm the car park is exit only, and all cars need to have vacated the car park by 10am on 21 June. This will be cash only and will cost £4 – please have this ready to hand over when you arrive, or you will be asked to move on (so that cars do not form a queue on the busy A4361).
  • Please note that there is no on-street parking anywhere around Avebury.

NOTE: The campsite is now full (updated 5pm, 20/06/2023)


  • There is a small campsite available adjacent to the main National Trust car park on a first come, first served basis. This is free of charge but if you bring a car you must make sure you pay for parking for the whole time you camp. The campsite opens at 10am on 20 June and closes at 2pm on 22 June.
  • There are toilet facilities in the campsite.
  • There is no water available in the campsite, there is a tap for fresh drinking water outside Circles Restaurant in the Old Farmyard.
  • Small, self-contained barbeques and camping stoves are permitted if they are at least 6 inches off the ground.
  • Open fires, fireworks, fire poi, Chinese lanterns, fire-breathing and associated accelerants are not permitted.
  • No music, singing or drumming between midnight and 4.00am.
  • Please note that dogs are not allowed at the campsite (apart from assistance dogs)
  • Sleeping or camping overnight in vehicles in NT car parks is not permitted.


  • Circles Restaurant will be open at 8am – 4.30pm on 21 June (on 20 and 22 June normal opening hours, 10am – 4.30pm).
  • Additional hot drinks and light snacks will be available from the Coach House Café on Avebury High Street from 6pm on 20 June until 8am on 21 June.


  • There are toilets available behind the Coach House Café in the High Street – these will remain open from 10am on 20 June until 5pm on 22 June.
  • Between 20 – 22 June there will also be portable toilets available in the High Street.
  • A St John Ambulance treatment unit will be located in Green Street.
  • Wiltshire Police will be on site if needed.
  • Avebury is a living village, and as such we ask that you are considerate to residents when enjoying the Summer Solstice celebrations by keeping noise to the minimum. Because of this, and for the comfort of other celebrants we do not allow amplified music on National Trust land, including the stone circle and campsite.

Please note: to protect the monument, we do not allow the following:

  • Open fires, barbecues, fireworks, fire poi, Chinese lanterns, fire-breathing and associated accelerants are not permitted.
  • No tents, windbreaks, shelters allowed in the henge (there is a campsite available).
  • No drones are allowed over National Trust land.