Another week has flown by! I can’t believe it’s Friday already! So much has happened in just a few days!
Technically for us it was only a 4 day week as we took Monday off. If you read my previous blog you will know we spent the weekend in Gloucester. As we hadn’t had a break for 6 months, I really needed to charge my batteries!
So on Monday, we decided to extend our weekend and head to Stonehenge for the day!
I can’t believe I’ve never been before. It’s only a couple of hours drive away. It’s also free if you belong to English Heritage, which we do, so there has really been no excuse.
The weather was on our side! It was a beautiful spring day. Don’t get me wrong, it was blooming cold and windy, but the sun was out.
When you drive to Stonehenge you may be surprised to see it from the road. Well I was! It was just like the first time I saw the pyramids in Cairo.
I had visions of them being in a remote area. Next to a busy road was not what I expected!
Although it is free to enter for us, you still have to book a slot. This is such a good idea as it limits the crowds.
Once you collect your tickets, you can go into their visitor centre which tells you all about the history of Stonehenge. English Heritage are really good at giving you information in the form of audio equipment. Sadly, in the excitement we forgot to get ours! It didn’t matter though, there was still a lot of information about.
Next you get to walk around a replica village. I was a bit disappointed here as only one little house was open for you to view! This meant everyone was focused on the one building rather than spreading it around.
Next you board a shuttle bus that takes you to the stones. They run every few minutes, so it’s all relaxed! You can walk it if you like, but as I said, it was a tad chilly!
Nowadays you can’t get very close to the stones. I can’t believe people used to try and damage them!
There is a good footpath around so you get a great 360 degree view of the stones. With the sun out and perfect blue skies, our cameras were busy!
If you go, look out for what is left of the old road next to the stones! Being so close, I can see why they moved it!
Here is an account of our day.
It was such a lovely day we decided to call into Bourton-on-the-Water for a very late lunch.
One of the benefits of going to tourist places this time of the year is that you miss the crowds.
We only had 1 extra day off, but I felt like I’d really had a good relaxing break!
Tuesday was back to work. Boo hoo! We live in hope to one day win the lottery so we can both travel more! It probably won’t happen, but you have to have a dream!
Have a great weekend!