Welcome to Stonehenge, my friends. I have always wanted to make my way out to these incredible stones, and finally had the opportunity to do so today. For those of you who don’t know what Stonehenge is, they are these large stones that have stood tall on Salisbury Plain for over 4,000 years. There are many stories, myths, and legends surrounding Stonehenge, and nobody really knows what it was originally built for, or quite how these huge blue stones made the journey from the Welsh mountains to their final resting place. It is one of those, once in a lifetime type of opportunities. So, 8 of us ventured out to find them.
You may ask, “Bri, this place looks like a wonderful place to visit! How do I get there?” Well, let’s start by saying… it is quite the adventure. Oh, and I certainly hope that you have plenty of time on your hands, and an umbrella.
We started by taking two different tube trains throughout London, to finally end up in Waterloo. We then had to get off at Waterloo, and grab a train that takes you 1.5 hours to the small town of Salisbury.
Once we arrived in Salisbury, we ( and by “we” I mean, “I”) did not really take into consideration how freezing it would be there. Not only was I not prepared in the amount of clothing I had to wear, but it was raining. A lot. Oh, and guess who left her umbrella at the restaurant the night before? This girl. After finally spotting the tour bus that takes us to Stonehenge, we all pile on and make our way there. The scenery was beautiful, and I wish it wasn’t raining so I could take better photos. But, this is what I managed to get.
We drove through miles and miles of empty road and finally got there. Once we arrived, we had to walk up to their “visitor station”, and get on ANOTHER small trolly-like vehicle, which took us to Stonehenge. So, let’s just say – it was not the easiest place to get to.
We all laughed at how miserable, cold, and soaked we were from all the rain. We took as many pictures as we possibly could, since we were literally freezing and our phones and cameras were getting wet.
Finally made our way back to our mini-tram, to our larger tour bus, and decided to stop in the town of Salisbury for a while to grab some food and explore. Which, was well worth it.
We tried to eat here, at this paranormal pub located in the center of Salisbury. Unfortunately, their restaurant was closed for the evening. The Haunch of Venison is said to be haunted and visited by Winston Churchill during his time in Salisbury. Amazing historic landmark nonetheless.
This is my roomie, Ali – by the way. So glad I had her and many other friends to venture off to find Stonehenge with me.