summer solstice at Stonehenge
Thousands welcome summer solstice at Stonehenge in Wiltshire
About 10,000 people have gathered to welcome the summer solstice at Stonehenge.
- Druids and pagans joined a colourful mix of visitors to mark the longest day of the year at the ancient site near Salisbury, Wiltshire.
- On the solstice, the sun rises behind the entrance to the stone circle, and rays of light are channelled into the centre of the monument.
- Many people travel from around the world to celebrate at the stones.
- Stonehenge's distinctive formation aligns to both the midsummer sunrise and the midwinter sunset.