Friday, 20 April 2018

Stonehenge Is Epic For a Visit

Firstly it’s worth signing up for English Heritage membership as I’ll assure you will get your money back and so much more.We got English Heritage membership in particular as our son is a York University studying archaeology and there is a good concentration of properties around Yorkshire which we just love.

I’d seen Stonehenge occasionally from the road side but never close up , parking is free and simple at Stonehenge and booking is advised before attempting to visit.You can walk to the stones seeing various Barrows that litter the countryside surrounding the henge and whatever the day Stonehenge and the surrounding is stunning.

The Stonehenge you see today is 4,000 years old Salisbury is the closet Cathedral city to the stones and while I didn't visit Salisbury I will be back to do so as the area is just stunning.Stonehenge is older than the Pantheon which I have visited too when I was in Rome and it is older than the great Wall of China ( which I haven't made it to as of yet )

The route around the stones is well thought out and it is not over touristy despite being a top tourist attraction and no worries about there being a souvenir shop or ice cream shop at the stones ) as that is reserved for the the start of the art visit centre and cafe )

And there was a news report that Stonehenge was overpriced and yes it is expensive if you just rock up to the property but this is why me and my husband have a  English heritage card the same can be said for many a National Trust property also where again we have an National Trust card.The expense I think comes when visiting houses and properties that are in private house and then the cost can mount up so I say do your research and get a English Heritage card and National Trust card and where properties and monuments aren't part of these see if you can source vouchers.

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