But that isn’t the only ancient standing stone celebration of the week.
The celebration has Pagan origins and encompasses fertility rituals.
Fires are also said to have been lit on hilltops across the countryside in celebration, with people dancing around and even jumping through the flames.
The height reach by the most athletic jumper was traditionally seen as the height of that year’s harvest.
Midsummer is a celebration of the shortest night day and longest day of the year.
In the northern hemisphere, this is a time for celebration as their northern position means that come the winter solstice, they will be without sunlight.