Best of Britain

On Sunday the group was exposed to some of the best things about the United Kingdom: Stonehenge, beautiful villages, and a traditional British meal. To make it to Stonehenge for sunrise, we left the hostel around 4 a.m. and drove for about 2 and 1/2 hours.

Howard seen in the rear view mirror at the front of the bus while traveling during the day

Howard seen in the rear view mirror at the front of the bus while traveling during the day

The long drive was well worth the amazing sight of Stonehenge. Days before we visited, I did not think that I would be as blown away as I was by one of nature’s greatest mysteries. After experiencing it, it is hard to describe such a beautiful sight.

Myself pictured in front of Stonehenge

Myself pictured in front of Stonehenge

We then visited the town of Salisbury and the village of Lacock. They were both quiet towns, but filled with beauty. We were allowed to look around the Salisbury Cathedral, but photography was not permitted inside of the Cathedral. We also drove to Lacock and visited it’s main attraction, the Abbey. It was fascinating to be in such an old building with so much history, but also great to have walked through the same hallway as Harry, Hermoine, and Ron did in a few Harry Potter movies, as the Abbey was used as Hogwarts in some scenes.

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The courtyard of the Abbey of Lacock that was used to film scenes in the first two Harry Potter movies

After finishing up at the Abbey and roaming around town, we sat down for a traditional British meal, which we all enjoyed.

Some of the group during lunch in Lacock

Some of the group during lunch in Lacock

Once we were dropped off at our hostel in the late afternoon, many of us chose to take a nap. It was a long, but very fun day, and my favorite day in England thus far!

 

 

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