BEST WESTERN Red Lion Hotel
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I cannot believe we were at Stonehenge. We got there early,about 11.30am, and there were only about 15 buses there! But you are out in the open and have an audio to listen to-so we didn't feel too crowded. As we were leaving the crowds were really starting to arrive.Like Ayers Rock, it is a special place. How on earth did they build it (and who …
Noah had booked Pat Shelley of "Salisbury Stonehenge Guided Tours" to take us on a tour of Stonehenge, and boy were we in for a treat. Pat picked us up at our hotel bright and early in the morning, and as soon as we were in the car the tour began. He not only lives in Salisbury but really loves Salisbury, so he pointed out a lot of …
It was a work trip, and I was there with work people. Since I'm sure most of you know that I work for the government (sorta, as a contractor), then I'll spare you the added detail that I was hanging with older military types. And I'll spare you the added detail that these folks are involved in the 'sciences'. So they are, essentially, old military …
... other hand, had a blank slate to work with. I had been in contact with some old colleagues whilst I was away but I wasn’t sure what I really wanted to do. Having time to think is a double edged sword. Firstly it is great to be able to have the time to make the right decisions but secondly, it also gives you option paralysis. What I mean by this, is that so many options become realistic and it all becomes quite overwhelming ...
... been craving since we arrived in the UK.
The Bath Abbey was also beautiful to see, in particular the “fan” vaulted ceiling. It is currently undergoing some major restoration work to the floor. There are a lot of people buried under the abbey and, unsurprisingly, 500 year old human remains don’t make for the best foundation for a building. Consequently the floor is sinking so they are currently fixing it. ...
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Apparently this is one of the oldest hotels in England. With all the conveniences of the 21st Century this is a wonderful place to stay. The staff was very helpful and very friendly, and the grounds were simply charming. I would definitely stay here if I were ever to be back in Salisbury, and definitely recommend it to friends.
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