Discovering Stonehenge and Salisbury
I finished off my first week of class with an adventure that I wanted to go on for as long as I could remember. When I first learned about Stonehenge and the mystery that enveloped it, I had imagined all the different stories that could be the truth, but seeing it in person last week was better than anything I had imagined.
Before I made it to the mysterious Stonehenge though, my group stopped in Salisbury to see the Cathedral and the Magna Carta. Now, if you're like me and haven't heard the term Magna Carta since middle school history class, it is the document to first ever restrict the power of the throne, and would eventually go on to inspire the writer's of the Constitution of the United States of America.
The Cathedral itself is absolute gorgeous with walls of windows, detailed statues, and those high ceilings that make it hard to look away. It's surrounded by its own little village within the town riddled with old cottages that make you feel like you've stepped into a BBC series.
A short drive later we arrived at Stonehenge and while the wind was a bit nippy, and it did start to drizzle at one point, seeing those ancient stones, most still standing, was spectacular. Unfortunately, you have to pay an extra fee to get really close to the rocks, but you can still get a great view of the whole structure.
I'm glad that my school took my classmates and I to Stonehenge since it is so far from the city, and with my limited time to travel, I don't think I would have managed to get myself out there. If you have time, I highly recommend exploring both the town of Salisbury and Stonehenge.