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Salisbury & Stonehenge

#Travelling Solo !

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I was staying at Bournemouth so I had to travel to see the Stonehenge! I decided to travel by myself so I booked a tour online, packed my bags and was ready for witnessing my dream place! The mini bus picked me up from my hotel – Ramada Encore. We were a group of 8 including myself. It was me, 2 Germans and 5 from Switzerland.

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We started our journey and took a stopover at Horton Tower as the first destination. One of the tallest follies in the country followed by Knowlton church and henge. These are located in a countryside packed with primitive earthworks and it is truly spectacular. We kept on moving towards the Stonehenge and were rolling through the magnificent views of the fields. I wish that road would never end!

We finally reached the Stongehenge! –Dream comes true. It is truly a global significant attraction. They provided us with audio guide that explains the history of Stonehenge’s and also its mystery that such gigantic monoliths could be moved and put up by man power alone is beyond belief.

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We then moved on to Salisbury! Wow what a place. I couldn't take my freakin eyes off anything. Everything about this place was so damn cool! We first saw the cathedral. It is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain and many consider it to be the most gorgeous cathedral in Britain. Then we walked around the place to discover more of Salisbury! Saw the vaulted ceiling of the cloisters, The Poultry Cross. It was a magical place and unforgettable sight.

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After spending considerable time next we moved on to the New Forest. Where we encountered the famous new forest ponies! #fact: In years history commoners grazing rights were an indispensable feature of society. In the New Forest this ancient social structure lives on and ponies still roam freely over common land. I must say I have never seen an animal so beautiful in my life. I wish I could own one!

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We took some great pictures there and kept moving to the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary. A visit to the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary is a chance to see some of Britain's biggest wildlife. Although these creatures are widespread they usually hide themselves away. Saw the Knightwood Oak which was an extremely interesting and ancient organism at over 500 years old. It's also a beautiful, tranquil spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural world. Finally we arrived at Burley which was a scenic little town in the heart of the forest. I felt a sense of country life here and enjoyed my evening tea! How refreshing I feel while even writing about it!

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Headed back to the hotel with lot of memories and great new friends made. What a day to remember!

Posted by AkshayBhagat 06:12 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged salisbury tower travel church city new cathedral forest sanctuary stonehenge deer ponies oak burley solo henge horton knowlton bolderwood knightwood

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Akky, I totally agree with you. You have to travel solo atleast one )

by Sarah Jane

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