You need to see the pictures of people celebrating this year's summer solstice at Stonehenge


It's that time of year again - thousands of people have celebrated the sun rising over Stonehenge for the summer solstice.

Approximately 12,000 people attended the Wiltshire monument to witness the stunning sunrise at 4.52am. Which sounds like a lot of people - but the figure was down on the 25,000 expected and the 23,000 who descended on the site last year.

Wiltshire Police described events at Stonehenge and at the stone circle in nearby Avebury as "positive and peaceful". Here's how people celebrated throughout the night and into the morning:

performer spinning a light

stonehenge sunrise


revellers wearing cloaks

people sit and watch the sunrise

members of the public touch the heel stone

people doing yoga at stonehenge

people at stonehenge with their guitars

This year's summer solstice was even more special, thanks to the very unusual strawberry moon - a full moon which marks the start of the strawberry season. FYI, it hasn't coincided with the summer solstice for almost 50 years.

strawberry moon over London

Until next year...

revellers walk back to the car park