Revellers celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge
Crowds of revellers celebrated the summer solstice at the UK’s Neolithic monuments like Stonehenge and Avebury stone circle. The solstice, on 21 June, is the longest day of the year and has long been celebrated in the UK as a pagan festival. Each year, modern druids, pagans and celebrants gather at sites like Stonehenge to mark the sunrise on the first day of summer. The mysterious ring of monolithic stones has made it one of Britain’s most famous archaeological sites, and it makes up part of the larger prehistoric landscape of Wiltshire. Nearby, other people gathered at the Avebury Neolithic henge monument, a Unesco World Heritage site and similarly ancient site.