Brigantes Tribal belly dancers at Beltane at Thornborough 2016 | Photo by Ralph Turner

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

Sunday 30th of April 2017,
ceremony starts at 12 noon.

Everyone welcome,
FREE entry for day visitors.

A celebration of the prehistory, tradition and spirituality of the north of England: The ancient Celtic kingdom of the Goddess Brigantia.

We encourage everyone who attends the event to "dress up" in outfits befitting of a Beltane/May Day celebration (use your imagination!).

Day visitors

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

Day visitors are invited to give voluntary donations to help to meet the running costs of the event.


If you wish to camp at the event then you MUST BOOK a camping pitch in advance as space is limited.

Camping costs £3 per person per night. Children under 16 camp for free, but must be accompanied.

The 2017 dates for camping are:
Fri 28th of April - Mon 1st of May.

For camping booking enquiries, please email Susan:

Sorry, we can now no longer respond to email enquiries until after the event. Thank you.


Stalls are £30 for the weekend (this includes your camping). Places fill up quick, so please book ASAP.

Sorry, all stall space is now fully booked.

Henge conservation

Do NOT climb on the henge: Because of ongoing restoration work to the henge, it is not permitted to walk across or climb 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 suitable refuse sacks for this purpose.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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