A visit to Stonehenge

Earlier this month I ticked off another of my 26 before 26 goals - hurrah! - with a trip to Stonehenge. Growing up, the majority of our family holidays took place in good ol' England; we spent countless hours packed in to the car, driving to various locations across the UK. But one place we never visited was Stonehenge. So when my sister announced that she would be getting married in Wiltshire this year I made plans to finally visit!
The day after the wedding we left the newlyweds back in Swindon & made our way to Amesbury. Sadly Barack decided to go the day before so we missed him, but the site was still suitably busy, what with it being a Saturday. We were also treated to a day of glorious sunshine which made the coach loads of tourists almost bearable. This handsome guy ^^^ however managed to "forgot" his hat so he got a fancy new Stonehenge cap which he looks pretty darn happy about!
Stonehenge is possibly the most famous prehistoric monument in the world and is believed to have been built some time between 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The site is the remains of a ring of standing stones in the middle of one of the densest Neolithic & Bronze Age monuments in England and is thought to have been a burial ground. Stonehenge is also a place of religious significance and pilgrimage to Druids. (Druidry is a form of modern spirituality or religion that promotes respect for all, worship of nature, and harmony.)
Another interesting fact about Stonehenge: my mum took her first ever steps here in 1959! But she's not a druid...

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