Worshippers in flowing robes gathered at Stonehenge early this morning to take part in festivities marking the winter solstice.
Hundreds of people attended the annual ceremony, which was led by the Archdruid of Stonehenge Rollo Maughfling.
The Pagan event is held to mark the shortest day of the year at the ancient monument in Wiltshire.
Worshippers from around the country donned traditional clothes as the sun rose just after 7:30am this morning.
Stonehenge general manager Kate Davies said her staff "received lots of positive feedback from visitors who celebrated the solstice joyfully and peacefully".
But King Arthur Pendragon, who leads The Loyal Arthurian Warband group, said he believed the event was "incredibly over-managed this year".
"Everyone was herded like sheep. People were asked to leave before midday, when in previous years they have stayed at the solstice until well after 5pm," Mr Pendragon added.
He led a group of demonstrators who boycotted the main event in protest at English Heritage's decision to display ancient human remains at a new tourist centre planned for the site.