Stonehenge, Lacock, and “Sheephenge”

Happy Holidays Everyone!

As Liz and I enjoy the smells of the turkey dinner roasting in our newly-installed gas stove, I thought I would keep our weekly photo updates going and post about our day trip that we took while in the UK to Stonehenge and the village of Lacock. Stonehenge doesn’t need much of an introduction, but Lacock might.

The village of Lacock is almost completely owned by the English National Trust, which results in an unspoiled appearance. It is also home to Harry Potter’s house. This is the house used in the films when they show ‘you-know-who’ paying a little visit to Harry’s parents.

We took a Mad Max minibus tour out of Bath, trundling through the English countryside. We stopped at Stonehenge first. Be warned that if you visit Stonehenge, it can be underwhelming. After all, it is just a hill with some rocks on it. But for the curious at heart, it can be a lot of fun speculating about what it has been used for throughout history. The audio tour provides a lot of background, and reinforces what a mystery this site truly is. I can’t help but feel the astrological tie-in to the site, so my theory is that it was indeed used for marking time and the passing of seasons, along with providing a meeting place. I mean, it is a bunch of big-ass rocks on a hill. I can just imagine it… “Hey Bill, after work, wanna meet at the big-ass rocks on the hill?”

Works for me.

For those wondering, Sheephenge is what I dubbed the sheep-filled pasture that surrounds Stonehenge, heh. There are a few fun pics of it in the gallery.

By the time we got to the village of Lacock, the light was rapidly passing us by, so some of the pictures are a little dark. All in all, it was a really fun day. Liz and I really enjoy day trips like this to check out the sites.

Full Gallery: Stonehenge and Lacock (27 photos)

A few highlights:




Full Gallery: Stonehenge and Lacock (27 photos)



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7 Responses to “Stonehenge, Lacock, and “Sheephenge””

  1. White Calf Says:

    Happy Solstice. oxox

  2. Colton Says:

    Hey guys hows it going? the liz opening the green door for a penny you’d be rich well not wrilly! heh heh.


  3. Jesse Says:

    Hey Robin and Liz!!!

    Merry Christmas!! It’s so great to read these, we’re all jealous here :)

    Best wishes from Sandy and I!

  4. Cody Says:

    We missed you at Christmas! Hope you have a fantastic New Year’s!

  5. Nadine Says:

    Happy Holidays you two! We were thinking about you guys lots this week when Sarah, Ashley and Kirstin were all here. Miss you! Thanks for the picture and email!
    Talk to you soon!

  6. Jess Says:

    Hey Guys,

    cool post Lacock is WICKED. We missed you guys at New Years, but it looks like you had fun in Toronto! Happy New Year and hope to see you both in 2009!

  7. Cody Says:

    Happy Birthday Liz!

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