The Tourism Minister has paid tribute to the West Country for giving the Olympic Torch relay the perfect start to its tour of the UK.
Now in its sixth day, 768 torchbearers have carried the flame more than 700 miles throughout the South West.
John Penrose described the scenes in towns, villages and cities as a great advert for the UK and the games. It's estimated the media coverage has brought more than 5 and a half million pounds to the region during the torch's visit.
17 year old Amelia Hempleman-Adams from Bath held the flame on top of a capsule at the top of the London Eye.
The Olympic flame returned to the Westcountry today (Thursday 12th July) making its way through Dorset.
One of the world's greatest ever athletes carried the Olympic Torch around Stonehenge at sunrise today.