Wednesday, June 12, 2013

UK Adventure: Day 18 Stonehenge, Brighton Beach, England

Since we had spent the night literally right next door to our next stop, we had time to check out "Woodhenge", which is very similar to Stonehenge but made out of timber, in the same circular fashion and discovered by chance in 1925 from aerial photos of Stonehenge. The wood is all gone now and marked with concrete pillars where they once stood.

Then it was off to see the real thing right around the corner.
Stonehenge; one of the most famous sites in the world, is a prehistoric monument dating back to 2000 B.C. of a ring of standing stones built on a circular mound of earth. Many believe it was an ancient burial ground, and because of that, has become a place of religious significance.

And the often forgotten and lesser known, Heel Stone, which lies just outside the henge, leaning towards the inner circle.

Then it was onto "sunny" Brighton Beach. At least the rain was nice enough to hold off until we got there.
I liked this town, it felt like London, but with a more laid back, seaside feel.
Not sure what this place was selling but it wasn't sewing machines.

Brighton Pier.

Walking along the boardwalk.

The city of Brighton.

Then it was off towards Dover and our next stop for the night.
272 miles driven.

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