Celebrate the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane at Thornborough Henge in North Yorkshire

Sunday 6th of May 2018
(May Day bank holiday weekend)
Ceremony starts at 12 noon
FREE entry for day visitors

Another great year, and the sun really did perform for us at Beltane ☀ Please share any comments, photos or videos of the event to our Facebook group. Thank you.

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Thornborough Henge is a 5,000-year-old prehistoric monument consisting of three giant circular earthworks extending for over a mile in length and aligning with the stars of Orion's Belt on the Winter Solstice.

Day visitors

Entry to day visitors is FREE of charge. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up on the day.

The event is suitable for people for all ages, and those attending for the first time are very welcome in joining us for our annual Beltane celebration.

Weekend camping

If you wish to camp at the event, you must book a camping pitch in advance, as space is limited.

The camping dates for 2018 are:
Fri 4th May to Mon 7th May (bank holiday).

Sorry, all camping space is now fully booked for this year's event.

Alternative camping: Camping is available from Fri 4th May to Mon 7th May at Sentry Circle, about 20 miles drive from Thornborough Henge. Camping costs £6 per adult per night (children free). There is no need to book, just turn up. The site has good facilities and it's own contemporary stone circle.

Address: Sentry Circle at Lenthor Farm, Stokesley Road, Brompton DL6 2UD.

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Sorry, all stall space is now fully booked for this year's event.

Contact us

All enquiries , please email Susan: [javascript protected email address]

Henge conservation

Just a few rules to ensure that we can continue to have this event in future years:

KEEP OFF THE HENGE: Because of soil erosion it is not permitted for anyone to walk or climb on the raised banks of the henge at any time.

Dogs: Dogs are welcome, but must be kept under control (and off the banks of the henge) at all times.

Litter: Campers and visitors to the henge must take ALL their own litter home with them. Please bring refuse sacks suitable for this purpose.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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