Residents of Worcestershire are enjoying the longest day of the year today (June 21), as the north pole tilts 23.5 degrees towards the sun, marking the start of summer.

This year's summer solstice brings 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight with it, with the sun due to set at 9.26pm in the UK.

With that in mind, we have put together our five favourite places in the county to take advantage of the view.

Lickey Hills

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Just 11 miles south of Worcester, the hills offer panoramic views of the countryside.

Malvern Hills

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The Worcestershire Beacon, is the highest hill, which rises to 1,394ft. The hill also has a toposcope at the summit and was used in the Second World War to look out for air raids on Birmingham and Coventry.

Fort Royal Park

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This park is within the Cathedral Ward of Worcester, with the main entrance being on Wylds Lane. Residents can enjoy the views of Worcester's skyline on top of the park's hill.

Mill Pond

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 This site in Malvern is popular because of the open water. Its rural setting means sunset-snappers can get a view of the skies as well as reflections on the water

Devil’s Spittleful Nature Reserve

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Owned by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and located near Bewdley, this picnic spot can provide the perfect picturesque moment alongside the fields of poppies.