Stone circles

October 4 – 5, 2013

After our day of distilleries, we didn’t know what else to do. Chandler had read about a stone circle that was more accessible than Stonehenge, so we figured we would head in that direction.

We ended up driving all day through Scotland and back into England to get to Castlerigg. This stone circle was probably constructed around 3200BC which makes it one of the earliest stone circles in Britain. Castlerigg consists of one large circle made with large stones and a smaller inner circle made up of smaller stones. None of the 40 odd stones were taller than Chandler.

Castlerigg

Castlerigg

The inner circle

The inner circle

The entrance

The entrance

The location of the circle was incredibly beautiful and we took a lot of photos. We had a fun time running around the stones, in and out of the circle. We couldn’t believe our luck, because we were the only people around.

Fun with filters

Fun with filters

The next day we started headed back towards London. We originally weren’t going to go out of our way to Stonehenge, but after the one stone circle, we had to see the famous one. Again, we drove most of the day after a leisurely breakfast.

View from the road

View from the road

Stonehenge is visible from the highway and we knew we had made the right choice. The entrance fee was £8 per person just to walk around other monument at a distance of about 30 feet. We opted to not pay the fee and just admire the view from behind a fence. We managed to get a few good pictures.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Chandler, the fence and the view

Chandler, the fence and the view

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Up close

Up close

Sunset

Sunset

We had trouble finding a campground, so we headed back to London. It was a good idea too, because Martin treated us to a memorable night of head banging, snakeskin boots and hair!

Head banging

Head banging

Martin

Martin

Martin and his hair

Martin and his hair

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One comment on “Stone circles

  1. teamtoday says:

    Back in the day friends and I flew into London about 10 pm, drove into the dark and slept in the car so we could experience sunrise at Stonehenge…only to be greeted by guards/police, keeping us out til “opening” hours. Now it’s really fortified! I guess it’s so popular it needs protection. Glad you got up close and personal at Castlerigg. Having it all to yourself sounds wonderful. Jo Anne

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