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Avebury's solstice campsite full up in 15 minutes

Every year, people gather at the prehistoric stone circle at Avebury to see in the solstice Credit: PA

A campsite for people celebrating the Summer Solstice at Avebury in Wiltshire opened this morning, and was full up within 15 minutes.

The site which is run by the National Trust opened at 9am. People are now being advised to arrange their accommodation before reaching Avebury.

Celebrations continue over tonight and tomorrow. The pagan festival marks the longest day of the year.

Avebury gets ready for the solstice

Every year, people gather at the prehistoric stone circle at Avebury to see in the solstice Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

It's the summer solstice on Saturday and campers will start arriving today at Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. The National Trust has set space aside for 100 tents for people wanting to mark the pagan festival. The solstice marks the longest day of the year.

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