Today I'd like to share one the most unique places, if there is one, that we visited on our Golden Anniversary trip to Great Britain.
We have booked a room in Salisbury at the Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel. It is located in a beautiful spot overlooking the river and has a gorgeous view of the Salisbury Cathedral.
The Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel is housed in a 13th century building! The old coaching inn is close to the sights that surround this unique area of Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Grayden and I were fascinated by the original construction. To think this building was constructed in the 13th century is mind boggling. Along the wall there were windows showing what is under the old plaster.
According to the English Heritage pamphlet --Stonehenge is an ancient temple aligned on the movements of the sun. The stones were raised 4500 years ago by sophisticated prehistoric people.
The large Sarsen Stones of the outer ring with the horizontal lentils on top are enormous! Each one is approximately 13 feet high and 7 feet wide. They each weigh about 25 tons!
There is a ring of smaller bluestones inside the larger ring. Inside of them are free standing trilithons. Stonehenge is oriented to the sunrise on the summer solstice. The stones sit on earthworks in the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England. The area also includes several hundred burial grounds.
Sometimes when you take a photo a surprise greets you. Here was mine as we looked back at Stonehenge!
As we were leaving the museum, we both pondered its meaning of this sacred ground and I still do! I must say we were both glad to have visited this ancient site. I'm so full of admiration for those that came before us!