Stonehenge: Not Just a Pile of Rocks

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I’ve been fascinated with this place since I was a child and on a windy May day in the 27th year of my life, I finally saw it in real life.

Stonehenge!

On our way to London from Bath, we decided to include Stonehenge on the day’s itinerary. It was only about an hour’s drive from Bath, and another 2.5 hours to London. Of course, for someone like me who has been fascinated with the place for such a long time, the pit stop was a must.

We were surprised to see so many people there, especially on such a windy day. I guess I should have known better…it’s Stonehenge! No matter – we hopped on the shuttle bus without waiting in any lines and it was a short drive up from the visitor center to the actual site of Stonehenge.

Oh, what a site it was! Our recent house sitting host said it’s “just a pile of rocks”. (Granted, he openly compared himself to Karl Pilkington!) Ummm these “rocks” weigh 30 tons and they were arranged like this 4000 years ago. Why? HOW?! How could this feat not fascinate everyone?! Pile of rocks my… 😉 !

Stonehenge - Salisbury, England, UK Stonehenge - Salisbury, England, UK Stonehenge - Salisbury, England, UK Stonehenge - Salisbury, England, UK

After spending more time at the site than probably most people would, we hopped back on the shuttle bus and went back to the visitor center to check out the exhibit and neolithic huts. The exhibit was especially insightful about Stonehenge and on display were many ancient objects that were discovered in the surrounding area.

Stonehenge - Salisbury, England, UK
“I’m not saying it was aliens, but it was aliens.” 😀
Stonehenge - Salisbury, England, UK
Mini-replica of current-day Stonehenge

Before seeing Stonehenge in real life, I never realized the size of it. It is truly magnificent…and it really makes you wonder. 🙂


Many thanks to English Heritage for giving us complimentary admission to Stonehenge in exchange for exposure to our online audience.

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