Thousands celebrate the summer solstice

Around 14,500 people were at Stonehenge for the summer solstice. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Thousands of people have braved the rain to celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge.

The annual pagan celebration of the sun, on the longest day of the year, centred on the famous prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain where the event was marked with religious ceremonies.

The weather conditions denied pagans, druids and revellers the chance to witness the sun rise, but this didn't dampen the spirits of the 14,500 crowd.

A woman hugs a stone pillar at the Stonehenge monument during the summer solstice at Stonehenge. Credit: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP/Press Association Images

Our cameras were at Stonehenge to capture the atmosphere: