Crowds have gathered at Stonehenge in Wiltshire to mark the Winter Solstice. It's cloudy at the ancient stones ahead of the 0804 sunrise.
Kate Davies, the General Manager at Stonehenge said they were thrilled with the success of the Summer Solstice:
A couple attending the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge told ITV News West Country that they come as much for the celebration as the atmosphere:
Godfrey Lacks who follows a druidic path tells us why celebrating the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge is important for so many people:
37 thousand people enjoyed a spectacular sunrise over Stonehenge this morning. Crowds gathered from the early hours to witness the Summer Solstice at the stones in Wiltshire. Police say there were forced to make 25 arrests, mainly for drugs related offences.
Plenty of sunshine for the longest day of the year - just a little cloud around but staying bright.
The cloud across Scotland and Northern Ireland will break up to leave a better afternoon.
In the sunshine it'll be 19-20C in the north, 25C in the south, so a little warmer than of late - but cooler by the coasts.
An estimated 37,000 people saw the sun rise at Stonehenge on the longest day in the calendar.
The Summer Solstice has a long tradition of attracting people to monuments such as Stonehenge, where people gather to witness the dawn.
25 people have been arrested at Stonehenge overnight, police said. Officers with Wiltshire Police said the arrests were largely for drugs-related offences.
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Stonehenge this morning to mark the Summer Solstice at the dawn of the longest day of the year.
The ancient site has been a place of worship and celebration at the time of Summer Solstice since the prehistoric time.
Police arrested 25 people at Stonehenge overnight after an estimated 37,000 people saw the sun rise on the longest day in the calendar.
Officers with Wiltshire Police said the arrests were largely for drugs-related offences.
The Summer Solstice has a long tradition of attracting people to monuments such as Stonehenge, off the A303, where latter-day Druids gather to witness the sun rising on the longest day.
A police spokesman said: "We are pleased that the Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge and Avebury have been enjoyable events for the majority of people attending.
"There were 25 arrests at Stonehenge and two at Avebury which were mainly for drug-related offences."