An estimated 20,000 revellers were at Stonehenge to mark the Summer Solstice.
Despite clear skies, for the first time in six years, fewer people were at the ancient site compared to last year.
Last year a record 36,500 revellers attended, causing traffic chaos and road closures.
Sunrise, marking the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere, occurred over the stone circle at 0452 BST.
The festival, which dates back thousands of years, marks the day when the sun is at its maximum elevation.
At the ancient landmark the Heel Stone, just outside the main circle, is aligned with the rising sun.
As the sun rose into clear skies, a cheer went up from those gathered overnight at the stone circle.
Police described the event at the 5,000 year old stone circle as one of the safest in years.
A total of 34 people were arrested overnight for minor drug offences.
There were beating drums and chanting as revellers danced in front of the stones to celebrate the sunrise.
According to Peter Carson from English Heritage, which runs the site, it was a great atmosphere : "It has been quieter this year but it's been a great solstice."
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