Stalked, Stoned and Bathed
Trip Start Oct 12, 2010
84Trip End Mar 24, 2011
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After Windsor, we drove a couple of hours to the small village of Amesbury and ate at the Antrobus Arms Hotel restaurant - it's claim to fame is that the Beatles stayed here in their heyday - lots of pictures around of their stay - mop top haircuts and cigarettes hanging out of their mouths - back when they were Fab. http://www.antrobusarmshotel.co.uk/restaurant.htm
Onward we went to the highlight of the day (and one my all-time highlights EVER): STONEHENGE! How amazing is that!! It was perfectly prehistoric and seriously amazing. Apparently built 5000 years ago by the Beaker People, these circles of stones are awe-inspiring. The jury is still out as to the purpose of the structure, although it is believed to be involved in rituals, possibly burials and was an important tool for time-keeping. It's a bit spine-chilling to be driving along and to see it ahead of you in a field. You can't go up and walk among the stones anymore because people were chipping away at them, but you can certainly get close enough to them to appreciate them. (For all the Diana Gabaldon fans out there, I was tempted to run through them to see what/who I might find, but resisted the urge :)
A.S. (after Stonehenge), we moved on to the delightful city of Bath - the drive to/from Bath is beautiful - rolling hills, sheep, thatched cottages, sheep, dry stone fences, sheep - the view from some of the surrounding hills is really incredible