Thursday, April 10, 2014
Dream Vacation - Day 27
This was one of the "must" see on my list of things to do while in England. Markus hadn't been since he was a young boy so this would be fun for the both of us. It's a two hour drive from Worchester and it's still funny to me that these guys over here (in England) think that it's a super long drive and for me that's nothing, I do that every other week to visit family. I tried to take a different route then what was taken yesterday when we went to Oxford as it's in the same general direction and I wanted to see something different. We took very few highways and instead did lots of two lane country roads. It was a nice drive.
You can actually see Stonehenge from the highway but of course it's forbidden to stop anywhere. When you get to the entrance of Stonehenge you're about a mile away and can't see it at all. We decided to check out Stonehenge monument first before doing the museum part. They have shuttle trams/buses that take you from the center to Stonehenge but Markus and I figured we'd walk, it was a nice day and it couldn't be that far. Yeah that was a mistake. Though the walk was very nice it took a long time to get there and we now understood why there were only a few people doing it, the majority would pass us on the tram/bus.
Afterwards we headed over to a group of burial mounds (barrows) that are part of the area here. There are actually quite of few of these but these looked to be the largest. I walked to the top of one which kind of felt weird doing it but there was a well worn path leading up and over the mounds so everyone does it.
We then caught a tram back to the main center as I was not going to walk back. Once back, we went into the "museum" part of Stonehenge, I learned a lot about the history of Stonehenge and never realized there were different stages to building Stonehenge. We spent a good five hours at Stonehenge before we headed back to Worchester and called it a night.
You can check out more picture of Stonehenge HERE.