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Stonehenge: Clouded in Beauty and Mystery

Updated: 5 days ago

Have you ever visited an important historical location and swore you could feel it's energy?

Stonehenge, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

Stonehenge, for me, was one of those places. I first visited 10+ years ago, and had wanted to go back ever since. My husband on the other hand, had never been but had always wanted to visit, so we took advantage of a stopover on the way home from Athens.

The History of Stonehenge:

The Stonehenge monument dates back thousands of years and today remains an impressive feat of engineering. Archeologists continue to discover new findings about the stones, the area and its past, but it remains clouded in mystery. It is unclear who originally built Stonehenge and what it was originally used for, though there continues to be much debate on both subjects. Whether it be an ancient Druid temple, a place of Spiritual healing, an eclipse predictor, an ancient monument to the dead, or one of many temples built by ancient aliens, Stonehenge remains impressive and important.

Stonehenge, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

The Easiest Way to Get to Stonehenge:

We arrived at London Heathrow late in the evening, our Blacklane driver waiting to escort us to the Rubens at the Palace Hotel. After a quick walk around the area, we ordered room service for dinner and prepped for the next day. London at night has an eerie feel, especially in October with the crispness in the wind and the echo of footsteps walking on fallen leaves. On our night walk, we stubbled upon a breakfast diner just down the street from the Rubens, and planned an extra early wake up so we could enjoy a hearty breakfast before the long bus ride to Stonehenge.

Westminster Abbey, London, UK
Westminster Abbey, London, UK

TIP: Explore your options, there are a multitude of ways to get to Stonehenge, including train and bus tour packages. We opted for a Premium Tours direct coach, as it was the quickest return trip. Pay close attention to the costs available and the times. Though we would have preferred a train ride or a private escort, both were longer tours and much more expensive. The direct tour is unescorted, meaning you do not have a guide at the site. Round trip is 62 pounds per person and lasts seven hours total.