Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip

Pro Tip: They won’t let you take coffee on the bus. This is true no matter what company you go through. You will then attempt to chug it and burn your tongue. Plan ahead or forgo your caffeine.

Our day started with the two and a half hour bus ride from London to Bath which was great I got to read by book.

We arrived in Bath around 12 and immediately headed to the Roman Baths. There was a bit of a line out the door, so if you have the opportunity to get there earlier, I would suggest that. But the lined moved quickly, so we were able to buy our student priced tickets after about 20 minutes. There is also a free audio guide which was informative without being overwhelming. There’s a great exhibit explaining the baths and the Roman culture in Bath, but the real star of the show is the bath itself.

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We then spent the rest of our time walking around the city and getting some lunch and ice cream. (Ice cream is also not allowed on the bus.)

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We got back on the bus and headed for Stonehenge, and it took about an hour to get there.

At Stonehenge, we got on the shuttle which took us right up to the Stones. There were audioguides, however they had run out of them so I read out some google conspiracies and facts instead. We walked around twice slowly to take in the full effect and to take pictures from every angle.

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Afterwards, we went into the little exhibit. It was small, but gave all the information they actually know for sure. The most interesting thing was the models of Stonehenge over the years: before, during construction, the finished product, and now. It made it way easier to visualize the parts that were missing from the real thing.

The ride home felt way longer than the way there for some reason, but we arrived back in London a little bit ahead of schedule.

Hannah Reads (1)

What’s you theory on Stonehenge? Aliens? Giants? Just a lot, a lot of men? Also, fun fact: Stonehenge was built before the wheel was invented.

-Hannah

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