SHUTTLE buses are being put on for those wanting to get to Stonehenge to mark this year’s Winter Solstice.

Bus operator Salisbury Reds is running its 333 service between 6.00am and 6.50am from Salisbury New Canal on December 22 – with buses returning from Stonehenge between 9.15am and 10.15 am.

The service will also stop at Salisbury Railway Station and Salisbury Street in Amesbury.

“Buses will leave Salisbury from early on Sunday morning, to give customers plenty of time to reach the stones and mark the Winter Solstice in their own way,” said Salisbury Reds head of communications, Nikki Honer.

“We already work closely with English Heritage at Stonehenge - providing buses to the location for those wishing to leave their cars behind - but this is a very special occasion.

“The aim is to make it as easy as possible for people to come and take in the magical atmosphere here early on Sunday morning.

“Parking at Stonehenge is very limited, so English Heritage recommends that people travel by public transport or car share wherever possible. However you travel, make sure you wrap up warm and be prepared for a chilling morning!”

Tickets from Salisbury cost £10 for an adult return. These can also be used to travel back to Salisbury on the official tour bus, for those wishing to leave the site later on. Child tickets (between 5 and 14 years) cost £5 return.