Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK

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Following a visit to the historic city of Bath, England, I stopped off at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on the long drive home to break up the journey. You can see it from the road, and there are plenty of people who peek through the fencing, but for the full effect pay the money and get up close to the stones.

The site is run by English Heritage and they charge £7.50 for an adult, the cost of this goes towards conservation, research, improving the locale and running the site. You also get the handheld audio guide to use as you walk around the site. So if you really need to save a few quid you can see it from the road, but to support the preservation of Stonehenge and pay the money if you can.

Top tip for Stonehenge: Walking around the site will only take up half and hour or so, an hour with the audio guide, or two hours if you want to get a coffee and browse the gift shop, so make this a stopping off point to break up your journey. Note that you cannot get up close and personal with the stones, the are roped off and you cannot touch them. This is due to the deterioration of the stones from years upon years of touching, stealing bits, and graffiti. The only time people are allowed amongst the stones are for the summer and winter solstice festivals.

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