I received an auto-email from English Heritage. They wanted to know what I thought of Stonehenge. The survey, they noted, would take only a few minutes:
As we know, Stonehenge is a site of sublime importance; it allows us a peek into our pre-history. It has baffled, fascinated, and intrigued countless generations. Unknown numbers of people have over the centuries devoted their lives to the study of it and still do.
And I was supposed to provide a couple of pages of quickie feedback? Okay, fine:
Yes, it’s “excellent.” And, yes, I’d “definitely” recommend it.
Among my answers on the following pages, I ticked that the gift shop was “very good.” (Not “excellent” because it was so busy that the line/ queue to pay was massive, so we decided to forgo our usual tourist destination refrigerator magnet.) I said I couldn’t rate the cafe because we didn’t use it. Similarly the shuttle buses “to the stones” and back to the visitor center – we didn’t use those either. (A beautiful day, we had hiked the mile or so out to the stones and back across the countryside.)
They didn’t ask, but had they I would’ve definitely pointed out that the world famous ancient stone circle is, uh, a bit messy. Lots of the stones have tumbled over and are scattered around haphazardly. It really needs to be rebuilt. 😉
To be clear, that last paragraph? I’m kidding! Kidding!
Have a good Wednesday, wherever you are. 🙂