Although it’s only 45 minutes away from where we live now in Wiltshire, and had been about an hour from where we’d lived previously in Dorset for a decade, we had never been to Stonehenge.
Saturday night, on impulse, we thought, “Well, why not on Sunday?”
Rule 1: Try to get there as early as you can. It opens at 9:30. The web site encourages pre-booking, which we did. Early arrivals have no trouble parking (finding parking can be exciting in Britain) and the magnificent attraction is pleasantly “serene.”
That doesn’t last long. By the time we left about 1 PM, the car park was much fuller. At least two dozen coachloads of visitors had appeared as well.
There is much more to it than the circle, but I won’t even try to begin to explain it, or the long history behind it all. Frankly, I couldn’t anyway. English Heritage runs it, and has a great web site full of information.
I had never thought I’d ever get there. It was never on my “must see” radar. Glad I finally did.
Isn’t that how it is, though? Places on one’s doorstep often get overlooked. Meanwhile, other people from every corner of the globe are crowding around to see what you never get around to traveling 30 miles to see?
Have a good Monday, wherever you are. 🙂