Stonehenge Drive By

We woke up bright and early this morning and packed the rest of our bags. It was day light savings at 2am last night, so we lost an hour of sleep before heading out on our journey for the day. We packed up the car and we were on the road by 11am. We left Bournemouth and headed north.

 Our route brought us through beautiful Salisbury. Is Salisbury know for being beautiful? I don't know but everything in the UK looks so cool to us because of how old it is.

 We went through so many villages that it is getting pretty had to keep track and recall which route we took once it comes time to write the blog later in the day.
 We passed a lot of farm land. We saw so many cows, sheep, horses and pigs in the farm lands all around us. They were all roaming around.


 Oh, look at what we stumbled across.

Stonehenge is one of the sights on our list to see in England.

 We were able to see the Stonehenge from the road, we slowed down (as did everyone else) and we awed at it and took photos..

 It was £14.50 each to go into the grounds of Stonehenge, so we decided against it. I'm sure they do need the money for something but the price was steep. Is that bad we didn't pay to go into the park? We felt kind of guilty like we were cheating someone for not going but at the same time we didn't care that much to see it up close. We took the round about back out.

 In order to get back onto the main road we had to pass Stonehenge again. We got more than our share of photos. If we specifically travelled to Stonehenge we probably would have stopped but we just did it on the way to our real destination.
 We left Stonehenge and continued to head north..

We got stuck behind a tractor for quite some time. Quite some time! Then we made our way to our hotel in Quedgley, The Orchard Hotel, and checked in. It was a very cozy room (tiny), and the feel of the hotel was very welcoming. It was almost as if we were at a little bed and breakfast.

 After we checked in we headed to the grocery store which was a gigantic Tesco.
Took this photo because it made me think of some of my clients. ;P
We wandered around our neighbourhood for the next few days. There wasn't a lot going on to be honest but the hotel was cheap. It gave us more opportunities to get up to speed on British TV.

Our new favourite store.
Going out to eat can get pretty expensive so we try to buy groceries which is much cheaper. It was also fun to shop because everything is much different. Some of the products are the same but others are completely new to us.
We got Orange Juice, pudding, carrots, nuts and seeds, dates, mushrooms, apples, oranges, and two types of hummus. - £11.19

We went back to the hotel, had some food and watched some TV and rested. The grey clouds rolled in so we stayed in for the rest of the night.

Thank you for reading. If you enjoyed this post and want to see more of Gloucestershire, check out our post on "Gloucester (Gloss - Ter) Sights"


  1. Very Cool! I love how you just stumbled across Stonehenge. :)
    Keep up the posts and enjoy travels!

  2. Hahaha - love the Babcock photo!! Tesco is my favourite store too :-)

    1. Tesco is great. We have actually been able to use our points!

  3. Looks like you had a great time. Everything looks so nice. Love the town.

  4. Always wanted to go to the Stone Hedge, looks as pretty as I thought it would be ^^ love the cows haha

  5. I am so jealous that y'all got to just drive right by Stonehenge! It's a major spot on my bucket list, and something I've always been wildly fascinated with.

  6. What a fun adventure! I'm glad that you really enjoyed and had a great time.

  7. I can't believe I've lived in the UK for 15 years and never made it to Stonehenge. Looks like you guys had a great time!
    Katja xxx

  8. Sometimes, the more casual perspective of a trip can be far more entertaining. I grew up in the UK and this was a joy to read and reminisce.


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