Stonehenge and Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
I visited Stonehenge on the same day as Salisbury and Longleat. It was rather cloudy, but it cleared up later on, and surprisingly didn’t rain. Before my trip I had read Edward Rutherford’s “Sarum: The Novel of England,” and was very excited to see Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. I was impressed by both. Unfortunately the Chapter House of the cathedral was closed, but the beauty of the place made up for it.
I visited both St Paul’s and Salisbury Cathedral; I loved the Roman architecture of the first and the gothic of the latter. Since I had read about Salisbury I very excited to see the real thing. That is not to say that I didn’t like St Paul’s – it was awe inspiring as well, but in a much grander way. Salisbury, maybe because I knew more of its creation, spoke more of those who had built it. I loved visiting them both; it was an amazing experience.