More than ten thousand people gathered at Stonehenge to witness the sun rise for the summer solstice.
Approximately 13,000 people descended on the neolithic monument in Wiltshire to watch the sun rise at 4.52am - up from 12,000 last year.
Jennifer Davies, English Heritage's general manager of Stonehenge, said they were "delighted" that so many of all ages came to celebrate the longest day of the year.
Stonehenge is believed to have been used as an important religious site by early Britons 4,000 years ago. Pagan celebrations at the site began in the 20th century.
Wiltshire Police have said that Summer Solstice celebrations at both Stonehenge near Salisbury and Avebury have been peaceful on the whole.
About 12,000 people were at Stonehenge to see the sunrise on the longest day of the year. A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and taken to Melksham Custody; a woman aged 33 was arrested on suspicion of of drink driving; and a man was given a fixed penalty notice for a drug offence.
Around 400 people gathered at Avebury - there were no arrests.
Around 14,500 people danced through the morning at Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice, despite the gloomy weather.
Police say it "has been a positive experience for the majority of visitors".
Poor weather could not dampen the spirits of 14,500 people at Stonehenge at dawn this morning.
The annual pagan celebration of the sun, on the longest day of the year, centred on the famous prehistoric monument where the event was marked with religious ceremonies.
The solstice annually attracts an eclectic mix and among the druids, revellers and sun worshippers were those just curious to experience the spiritual event on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.
English Heritage opened up the stone circle yesterday evening ready to welcome those making the pilgrimage.
Heavy rain overnight reduced the number of people who camped out or arrived early to witness the dawn compared with previous years, which have seen numbers of around 20,000.
The sunrise came at 4.52am and was welcomed by rain-sodden crowds with a loud cheer and applause.
Watch the rain-soaked solstice celebrations at Stonehenge
Wiltshire Police say: "Solstice 2012 has been a positive experience for the majority ofvisitors to Stonehenge. Despite the rain there were approximately 14,500 people who came to enjoy the celebrations.
"Our aim was to make sure that everybody had a safe and enjoyable evening which, along with our partners, we achieved. As with every year, sadly there was a small minority who were determinedto disregard the law.
"These people were dealt with robustly and there were 20 arrests throughout the night. We would like to thank of all our partners for yet another successful event."