Several years ago, I read this article titled the seven wonders of the middle age and I made a promise to myself to see them all. I hardly remeber anything on the list but I remember Stonehenge. When I found myself in England with a spare day for a day trip, it seemed like the perfect time to check something off the ole bucketlist.
I had planned a 24 day trip across the UK and Europe (including 8 days in London). As much as I LOVE London, I felt I was doing myself a disservice by not exploring other parts of the United Kingdom. I decided to Bath for my trip outside of London and after doing the math - using one of those tour companies to get to Bath was much cheaper than trying to go at it on my own. I found a Groupon deal for 35 GBP ( a roundtrip train ticket from London to Bath was about 100 pounds). The Groupon deal provided transportation to Bath (and Stonehenge) plus a ticket to Stonehenge. It was the perfect deal for me.
To be honest, I am not sure what I expected from Stonehenge after all at the basic minimum it is a collection of rocks that formed in this spot and no one quite knows how it came about - there are speculations but no definite source. We arrived about mid-morning and had about an hour and a half to explore the grounds. It was an incredible experience, one that I think we should all experience once in a lifetime but I don't think I will go out of my way to visit again. There was a lot of information about the history of Stonehenge and people who lived in that era. I could have spent the whole morning consuming the information, but we were limited on time due to the tour group schedule. The city of Bath was calling and as incredible as Stonehenge was - I was even more excited to get to Bath,