3500 attend Winter Solstice

3500 people have attended the Winter Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge in Wiltshire - marking the shortest day of the year.

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Winter solstice welcomed in at Stonehenge

Worshippers celebrate the sunrise at last year's winter solstice Credit: PA

People have once again been allowed access to the ancient stones of Stonehenge to mark sunrise on the winter solstice - the shortest day of the year.

Work has just been completed on the new visitor centre at the ancient monument.

Worshippers and partygoers alike will watch the sun rise over the stones at just after 8 am.

After today, the days will start to get longer again.

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