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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
July 21, 2012
From journal Going West, South-West
London, England, United Kingdom
March 30, 2010
From journal English Heritage
July 25, 2005
From journal A Midsummer Night's London
September 24, 2004
Although you can no longer walk amongst the stones, simply getting close to them is a humbling experience - the age, glory, and sheer enormity of the monument will leave no one untouched, despite the crowds and the busy A303 only meters away.
From journal Salisbury, from the Pagans to the Pious
June 10, 2006
From journal London, My First Europe Vacation
Los Gatos, California
February 19, 2005
They give each person a wand to carry on their walk around the monuments. The wand picks up signals as you progress and broadcasts information about the history of Stonehenge. By the time you have circled the monuments, you have heard a great deal of information. There are different theories about the origin and purpose of Stonehenge, but no one can say with certainty what the truth is. Not all of the original stones are still present. Some were taken away and put to other uses over time. Stonehenge is managed by English Heritage and is surrounded by 1,500 acres of land owned by the National Trust. For 5,000 years, people have been drawn to Stonehenge, where they marvel over this amazing feat of engineering. Even after you witness it with your own eyes, it will still seem impossible that people of a simple farming culture accomplished something so incredible. We spent about an hour and a half there, including a visit to the gift shop on-site.
We took the bus back to Salisbury, boarded the train to London's Waterloo station, switched trains to Canterbury West station, and sat down to dinner at Nando's Restaurant before 8pm. We spent five times as much time getting to and from Stonehenge as we spent at Stonehenge, but it was worth every minute. It was a day we'll always remember.
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From journal Travelling back in time in merry olde England
El Segundo, California
May 5, 2011
June 14, 2007
From journal Stonehenge: Wiltshire's Most Famous Pile of Rocks