England Journals

London Side-trips

A March 2006 trip to England by The Breeze

Windsor Castle Photo, London, England More Photos
Quote: During our week in London we took tours to three very interesting sites, and I would highly recommend all of them to any visitor.

The Roman Baths

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The Abbey churchyard Photo, Bath, England
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About 1½ hours from London, Bath (pronounced "Bawth") is an elegant city with a golden complexion made by the creamy colored limestone from which most of its buildings are built. You could easily spend the better part of a day here. Features that must not be missed include: The Royal Crescent, the Bath Abbey, and of course, the Roman Baths. Every day millions of gallons of naturally hot water bubble up from deep underground, bringing health and vitality to the Roman spa, which is the centerpiece of this beautiful city. Once inside, there is a certain special aura about everything, which almost brings a feeling of health by simply breathing it in. (The popularity of Bath was greatly increase...Read More

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The Roman Baths
Abbey Church Yard
Bath, England BA1 1LZ
+44 1225 477785

Stonehenge

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Attraction | "Stonehenge - Day Trip"

Stonehenge Photo, Salisbury, England
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I know, it’s only a mysterious collection of stones, but nevertheless I recommend seeing this enigma if you can possibly fit it into your schedule. The best way is to stop by on your way to Bath, Avebury, or the Cotswolds. This would make a nice full day of sightseeing.Stonehenge itself doesn’t take long to take in; I’d give it maybe an hour. But it must be seen to be believed. It boggles the mind to figure out how this ancient group of people ever transported the 30 blue stones, each weighing 25-45 tons, from a place at least 19 miles away. The sheer magnitude of this task comes into focus when you see a human being in relation to one of these massive stones. It is conjectured that it to...Read More

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Stonehenge
2 miles west of Amesbury
Salisbury, England
01980 624 715

Windsor Castle

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Windsor Castle Photo, London, England
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Windsor Castle is only 20 miles outside of London, not far from Heathrow Airport. It can be reached by train, bus, or car, or you could join a tour. As the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the primary residence of the current queen, it is definitely worth a visit.The castle is very visitor friendly; there is a good historical overview in the first building you enter. You may purchase an official souvenir guidebook or rent an audio guide at the start of your visit for a self-guided tour. In addition, there are 30-minute guided tours available for free.Things to see in the castle include the lavish staterooms, the gallery featuring the royal art collection, and Queen Mary’s ...Read More

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Windsor Castle
Windsor
Berkshire, England SR4 1NJ
+44 1753 869 898