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Heading towards Bath


sunny 29 °C
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We headed off from Paddington station, a short 3 minute walk from where we stayed in train to Reading. The trains are easy and quick, we then headed through the town centre to pick up a car. We headed out from the town and visited the back roads to go to Newbury and Avebury. We visited English heritage sites including Donnington Castle (castle now ruins for a lord under the Black Prince), West Kennett Long Barrow (Neolithic burial chamber which you can walk inside), saw Silbury hill (largest artificial mound in Europe equivalent to the scale and height of the pyramids - purpose unknown). We were driving at west Kennett up some farmers fields bit of adventure time. Driving the back roads we were headed to Salisbury and passed Stonehenge, traffic queues as people look - so we ditched Salisbury and went with hundreds of others to Stonehenge. Our morning tour scheduled for today was cancelled. We lined up and caught the bus up to the stones and walked around them. It was a wow moment seeing them from the road and they are big up closer - there was lots of people to navigate probably meant the impact was less. Still a bucket list item done. We then headed to our accommodation in a little town called Neverathon. We were right next to the local shop. UK currently is in a heatwave so it is really hot which made the going tough - 29 degrees and later this week up to 32oC.

Posted by bonne vie 13:02 Archived in United Kingdom

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