The Ship Inn & Hotel
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We had to wake up early today to be at the tour meeting spot at 8:30am and it was a bit of a walk to get there.
Our travel today would take us from central London through the winding English country side and cottages to Stonehenge, and then to the small town of Bath, England. It would be an all day drive ending at 8pm.
Stonehenge consists of a ring of standing stones that have fascinated archaeologists, ...
... The beautiful ceiling is the longest continuous medieval vaulted stone ceiling in the world, 96 metres long. Lovely stained glass and lots of light, unlike many Gothic cathedrals.
Looked at the castle walls, all that remains of the original Rougemont castle built in 1068, (the buildings inside being newer, late 1800s-1905) and then its gardens and moat.
Then John tried to do a tour ...
... This is all serious Ancient Stuff (AS) as opposed to OS. It has coins dating back to the First Century BC through to 400 AD. Part of the tour is an excavation of the temple area that was beside the Bath House. Great displays that are added to by the easy to operate audio device given with admission. They even provided conical paper cups at the end so you could sample the efficacious warm spring water. Having drunk the elixir, I shall live to a hundred. The navigator ...
... our car and walk around. Took photos of an old church and through an area when they had turned the street into a mall which is a great idea. You don''t have the rushing of cars within inches of you as you make your way down the street. Trowbridge is where the county offices are so it is rather an advanced and growing town. Eventhough it was Sunday, we did ...
... years before the Druids found it). Even if you are not interested in the structure it is a good way to learn some of the history of Southern England and how people have lived over the past 2000 years. Top tip is to get there at 9 am and you'll have a quiet, unique experience (the tour coaches start arriving at 10 am). Then go through the visitor's ...