STONEHENGE AND THE ROMAN BATHS
Stonehenge and the Roman Baths had been on my bucket list for a long time, I finally visited there with friends on a day- road trip from Plymouth.
Stonehenge is a pretty mysterious sight and when you see it the curiosity grows as to why and how it was built, most of the theories seem unbelievable to me but are still fun to listen to . The known facts are that it was replaced by a wooden structure in 2500 BC. It is made up of two rings of stones; The inner circle consist of Bluestones which are said to be from Whales; the outer ring of stones that consist of lintels (horizontal slabs) are Sarsen stones- these weigh 60 tonnes and are said to got from hills about 19 miles away.
Stonehenge was a slightly underwhelming experience, the ropes set up to restrict people from going close were quite far from the site. It was interesting, yet there is not much to see so it got a bit boring after a while.
The Roman Baths are spread out over a huge area and are very fascinating, and steamy! We could have spent all day there if we had the time. It has four main features, the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and finds from Roman Bath; all of which were stunning. It is very well maintained and organised for tourists. A fascinating fact is that the Baths are situated below the modern street level. Towards the end they also have a spa water fountain where you can taste the famous hot spa water, containing 43 minerals.
-We had an amazing lunch at the Roman Baths Kitchen before the tour.
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