Then join the 20,000 like-minded souls who are expected to descend on Stonehenge to watch the sun rise on the longest day of the year. This is also the once-a-year occasion when the the central Altar stone aligns with the Heel stone, the Slaughter stone and the rising sun to the northeast.
Why: The Summer Solstice festivities have had their ups and downs over the years with numerous clashes between authorities and revellers. Nowadays everyone’s welcome to celebrate, but there’s a hard line taken on drugs and loud music and large quantities of booze are forbidden.
Do it because: Stonehenge is believed to have been used as a religious site by early Britons 4000 years ago – that’s quite a tradition to be a part of. There’s going to be an amazing atmosphere, and no end of brilliantly barmy characters to hang out with.