Stonehenge was definitely on my must see destination list for this year. I’ve been told countless times that Stonehenge is really just a bunch of old rocks in the middle of nowhere, but there is something intriguing about such an odd, prehistoric monument.
I definitely would have thought the rocks would be much bigger than what they were. Seeing Stonehenge in person though was unbelievable even though we didn’t even have the guts to walk around the entire attraction. You may think it’s a bit silly to drive for over 4 hours in a bus to only get out and snap one photo before rushing back under cover, but this is how we were greeted. I believe I finally received a proper English welcome.
After we realised the bus that takes you up the road to Stonehenge was not going to wait for the hail to stop and was planning on driving all the way back to the main visitor centre (about 10 minutes down the road – we had no time for that!), we sounded the emergency door open button and braced ourselves for the outside craziness! I have never felt such cold before, it wasn’t that the temperature was very low, but the winds were unbearable! My hands after a few minutes were so cold and numb I didn’t even feel the pain anymore. Even the sheep were trying to survive in herds.
I did impart some wisdom in the following video while we made the short walk to Stonehenge, but unfortunately it’s not very audible over the 100km/hr winds! I’m sure you will get the gist of how unpleasant the weather was being. We finally made it to Stonehenge, took a few quick snaps and made our way back as fast as we could.
We weren’t really laughing at the time, but at least now we will never forget our adventure that day and always reminisce about how we were stuck outside in the middle of nowhere in a hail storm. It really is hilarious since on the bus back to the visitor centre the clouds cleared almost immediately and the sun came out…
Tip 3: If you want to visit Stonehenge at any point in your lifetime, make sure you go in the hotter months.
I’m sure I will definitely return in the summer. Just so next time I can more thoroughly explore the location and actually learn something about Stonehenge and its historical significance.