More than 6,000 people have gathered to watch the sunrise at Stonehenge for the summer solstice.

It is the first time since the pandemic that the stone circles in Salisbury and Avebury have been open to the public for the event.

Druids and pagans joined other visitors to mark the longest day of the year at the ancient site.

"It's fantastic to be able to welcome everybody back again." said English Heritage site manager Heather Sebire.

"There are people who are modern day druids and pagan groups who treat this as a place of worship," she added.

Senior druid King Arthur Pendragon conducts a service at Stonehenge on every solstice

Tim, with daughter Tameya and son Sam, said the energy of the space felt "good"

"It's pretty cool, we couldn't quite get the alignment as we like it from inside [Stonehenge] but I think that's just because of the little bit of cloud," Tim said.

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