Sunday, 19 June 2011

Tripping the light fantastic .. Stonehenge in midsummer

Almost the longest day of the year - midsummer or summer solstice - (well, we haven't had much of a summer yet!) but having the opportunity to go to Stonehenge at this time of the year seemed like too good a chance to pass up.   My friend's 14 year old twin boys were visiting from Los Angeles and they expressed a wish to go so we took a day trip with our driver/guide and headed out of London .. first stop Bath for a quick look around the centre and a tour around the ancient Roman Baths and museum.  This really is worthwhile - the history is fascinating - get there early to avoid the tourist coaches! 
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Next time I venture out in that direction I am definitely going to make time and experience the new Thermae Bath Spa for a special treat!

After a late lunch we were back on the road in the pouring rain en route for Salisbury Plain where the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is situated.  Luckily on our arrival the rain had eased off and the clouds developed a more dramatic backdrop for this amazing sight.  The only way I can describe being there is 'awesome' and I would highly recommend a visit .. it's only a couple of hours drive outside of London.  You would probably want to spend at least an hour there .. there's nothing else in the immediate vicinity .. and not much in the way of refreshments although there is a small cafe, but you could always include it in a day trip to Salisbury or Avebury ... or do what I did .. head out to Bath or even Glastonbury and call in on your way back to London. 

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