Thousands mark summer solstice at Stonehenge
21 June 2015
From the section Wiltshire
Revellers welcomed the dawning of the summer solstice at Stonehenge
Thousands of people have gathered at Stonehenge to mark this year’s summer solstice.
Police said 23,000 attended the neolithic site in Wiltshire to watch the sun rise at 04:52 BST, while others gathered at the nearby Avebury stone circle.
The figure was down on the estimated 36,000 who attended last year and the 30,000 expected this year.
Wiltshire Police said the celebrations were “positive and peaceful”.
The summer solstice usually occurs on 21 June, but can occur on 20 and 22 June.
More than 20,000 attended Stonehenge, police said
Police said fewer arrests were made at this year’s celebrations than in previous years
Source:: BBC UK