Checklist for our first 2 days London visit: 1) Rivers – check. 2) Bridges – check. 3) Cathederal – check. Next to check is the mystical stone monument Stonehenge. It was a road trip today! We hopped on a bus to take us from London to Stonehenge which took us about 2 hours.
After a quick stop at the Visitors Centre to purchase our tickets and taking our brekkie, we hopped on the shuttle which took us 10 minutes ride to the monument. We were mesmerised to see as the bus moved closer to the pile of stones which came from up close. It was incredible to see the 5,000 years of history right in front of us and we were in awe to imagine the history behind the mysterious stones.
Up close to one of the seven wonders marvel!
We even had a mini-debate on the mystery surrounding Stonehenge as to where the giant stones came from. How they got to the side? What was the purpose they were used for? There were resources saying that it was a burial ground, a solar calendar, an ancient healing site or closest theory that we had is that it was created by alien as a spacecraft landing pads. Oh well, no one knows for sure where the giant stones came from, meantime, we were snapping away with photographs (From every possible angle) which gives them a certain mysterious allure.
The monument was protected by a roped off path and we were required to follow a circular path and the bus only allowed us an hour to marvel on one of the seven wonders. We were given an audio guide for the duration of the visit and mind you, it’s not my vintage walkie-talkie or handphone. A user-friendly audio-visual guide that allows us to learn more on the history of Stonehenge.
As our full day package costs around Eur150 per pax including trip to Roman bath and the ticket prices to Stonehenge were relatively expensive as it involves bus ride, touring around the stones which last for an hour. Overall, we had fun posing at the fringes of the stones.
Happy Stonehenge poses!
Next up is the historical Roman bath – re-ignite that feeling of Roman beauty and the god-and-goddess alike experienced back in centuries. After the 5,000 year old of historical monument stroll, we continued to explore the 2,000 year old Roman’s wonder waters which is a unique experience and memorable visit to Bath.
Atop the grand cathedral I had my first view of captured here.
The elaborate carvings blew us away with its intricacy and elegance although it may appear abstract but the artist that created these artefacts was amazing.
Mind-boggling sculptures and ceramics.
There were wet and dry steam rooms and hot baths, sauna and swimming pool, tepidarium; and audio guide to aid our adventure.
We took a break and set up a garden party with a delicious spread for lunch and settled for London favourite food (Pizzaaaa!)
Some nice photos to wrap up the day! #^_^#