Basically a retail park, Solstice Park is signposted as a service area on the westbound side of the A303. There are no signs eastbound, but access is still possible via the Bulford exit on the A303.
Catering: Costa Drive Thru, Harvester (The Amesbury Archer), KFC Drive Thru, McDonald's Drive Thru, Pizza Hut, Solstice Bar & Grill, Toby Carvery Main Amenities: ChargeMaster Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Meeting Room Forecourt: Co-op Petrol, Co-op Food, Costa Express, Car Wash, Jet Wash Motel: Holiday Inn
Last updated April 2018.
Mid Summer Place
Trivia and History
Solstice Park is a large amount of land on the outskirts of Amesbury, which became ripe for development. A number of industrial units and restaurants can now be found around this junction, with a couple of 'services' signs pointing to the centre. When traffic is flowing well the easy access to the A303 is a bonus, but for the restaurants a lot of the appeal of the site probably comes from the regular, severe queues on the westbound carriageway here.
Despite the apparently haphazard nature of the services, there are still a number of HGV bays provided by the filling station. This is a former Texaco filling station, now ran under the Co-op brand.
The park is home to six Charlotte Moreton sculptures. The lack of eastbound signage may be to avoid competing with Countess.
Co-operative Group operate the filling station.
| The Buck (eastbound, 18 miles)|
Barton Stacey (westbound, 18 miles)
|Services on the A303||Countess (2 miles)|