I never actually went to Stonehenge
uziq wrote:stonehenge is underwhelming in comparison, but precisely because it hasn't been disney-fied. tintagel is constantly in the news because various heritage/tourism boards want to dress it up, add fancy bridges, viewing platforms, men dressed as gandalf, etc.
stonehenge on the summer solstice is genuinely pretty amazing. a very charged place.
A favourite spot was Waylands Smithy, best when no-one else was around. My standard bike ride was past the hill forts and white horse at Uffington, stop at Waylands Smithy, turn around and go back.
Its in a spooky little dell, living in that area was great.
Having American colleagues over was always funny "hey we saw this building in Oxford thats like 1000 years old amazing!" "um ok, lets go for a little drive..."
Avebury was OK
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