That day we took Golden Tour’s Windsor Castle, Roman Baths and Pump Room & Stonehenge. The tour started from Windsor castle, Stonehenge, with the last visited place was Roman baths. Here's the route of the tour.
To get to the Windsor castle was a bit tricky. The big bus that we used were not allowed to get near the site because of the narrow street. So the bus was parked in Alexandra Garden. From there, we walked pass the Windsor & Eton Central railway station, the shopping arcade, before arriving on the Thames street and continue to the entrance gate.
Windsor castle has been a family home of British King and Queen for 1000 years. The castle is used regularly for ceremonial and state occasions. The castle was built in 12th century by William the Conqueror. Windsor castle’s complex is very wide and has so many rooms and buildings.
At that time, our guide just gave us instructions of the entrance, the exits, what were available to be seen, and let us know at what time we should go back to the parking lot. And it was just not enough to explore the whole complex. What I did was turning left to St. George Chapel and then went out. And I didn’t even enter one of the buildings. Anyway, these were pictures I managed to take during the short visit.
Why should you visit Stonehenge? Because of course, IT’S STONEHENGE. Stonehenge is another UNESCO World heritage site. It’s an archaeological site that scientist believed to be constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC and Neolithic heritage. With the burial mounds found nearby the circular site, it is believed that once the Stonehenge was a burial site. The diameter of the outer circle is about 33 m with each standing stone is about 4 meters high, 2 meters wide, and weighted about 25 tons.
Beside circled the stone while listening to the audio guide, i also admire the surrounding view of the site. This included the Neolithic houses, the ancient landscape, and the vast canola field outside the entrance gate. One thing worth noting though, was that the area had such a windy climate and I was challenged to aim my camera while took care of my belongings.
Roman Bath & Pump room
My entrance ticket to Roman baths was not included in the tour package, and when I was around the complex I feel the magnet to stroll around instead of walking in. So there I was, explored the baths. For only 10 minutes. And then the rain came. And I went back to the bus. Period. What an uneventful afternoon in the bath that day.
#PutUnderTheFile: I visited Stonehenge on May 5th 2015 (Yay babyy!!!)
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