. Onwards to Lacock Village, where the newest building was erected in the 1800’s and the oldest building in the village is from the 1100’s. A little old man apparently still calls it home. I ducked into the one and only bakery in Lacock just in time to join the animated conversation the little old woman from South Wales was having regarding the 20% tax the government is trying to impose on her pasties (that’s “PAST-ies”... British lingo for pastries... I know what you were thinking). I had deliciously warm broccoli leicester cheese soup at the oldest pub in town - serving booze since the 1300’s. Then it was off to Castle Combe, a very cute little village - equally old - with the most recent claim to fame as the set for the first part of War Horses. Did I mention that Harry Potter was filmed in Lacock? I wouldn’t know, but that’s what I’m told!
I think my British is improving...
I started the morning out bright and early (well early at least), before the rest of Bath was awake. I ventured for a morning coffee and a scone before hopping my bus to Stonehenge. I am now the proud owner of my very own pictures of this pre-historic monument. I appreciated that it was in the middle of a field of fluffy white sheep. And of course that it’s fascinating and all that. On a side note, I find it interesting how many large black crows are in England. Moving on... we had a friendly tour guide named Tim who was born and raised in Bath. The mother/ son duo from Ohio thought he was from Ireland. We went on to Avebury Village to check out the equally ancient henge that encompasses the village. It’s far less popular than Stonehenge, and therefore far more accessible. Apparently it’s thought that at least one part of the henge, the “fertility stone circle” was built on this particular spot because the ancients believed that lines of energy cross paths there