Thousands descend on Stonehenge to watch summer solstice sunrise

23,000 attended the neolithic site in Wiltshire to watch the sun rise at 4:52am.

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Fewer visitors to Stonehenge for solstice than expected

23,000 people went to Stonehenge to watch the summer solstice sunrise this morning but the General Manager of the site, Kate Davies, says that is fewer than she was expecting.

She says the weather forecast prior to the event may have put some people off:

She added that the celebration was a calm and peaceful one that passed off with relatively few problems.

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