Taking a Trip to the Country

Well our next adventure came on Friday when we took an all-day tour through some of the English countryside.  Luckily we didn’t have to drive, instead took a comfy coach bus.
First up on our tour – Stonehenge.  The area is about 90 minutes southwest of London.
We all know the story of Stonehenge and the mysteries surrounding it.  To see it in person is a really amazing experience. So much so, that you can’t help but take pictures of it from every angle and wind up with way too many photos!!  🙂

After Stonehenge, we drove another hour to the town of Bath.  It’s a quaint town with the Bath Cathedral serving as the focal point at the center of town.  In Bath, we decided to finally have a traditional English cream tea so we stopped at a cute restaurant called Sally Lunn’s where we had the “famous” Sally Lunn bun as well as scones and tea.  Lovely!

From Bath, we took a two hour drive through the Cotswolds – which boasts some very picturesque countryside as well as Highgrove – Prince Charles’s estate.

I just love the names of some of the towns!
We ended up in Stratford-upon-Avon, where we toured the small shops and then went to Shakespeare’s birthplace, where we were greeted with champagne and scones and a performance by some of the Royal Shakespeare Company actors.

Shakespeare's birthplace

All in all it was a fun day getting to see some sites outside of the city.  When we returned to London that night, we did some window shopping around Bond Street and Carnaby Street, had dinner and took another leisurely stroll.
Next up – our last day and more shopping!
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