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Stonehenge and Avebury – perfect day trip!

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The sun is out and we all think about one thing – where to escape for the weekend. Grass is super green and days start to be long again.

I love going on day trips as they always make me feel like I have been on holiday for a day and going back to work with fresh energy.

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Stonehenge was one of these places. It is located close to Salisbury, about 2 hours drive from South London (if you leave 9ish in the morning otherwise you will be stuck in traffic) and is one of the most famous landmarks in the UK. I remember first visiting this prehistoric monument as a teenager and always wanting to come back.

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Stonehenge consists of ring of standing stones. Each of them weights around 25 tons and are 4.1 meters high, 2.1 meters wide. It is believed these were constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC and Stonehenge was a burial ground from the beginning.

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Once you get there you can feel the special vibe and energy coming from the stones. They look incredible and leave you in awe.

You can  combine your Stonehenge really well with a visit to Avebury which is situated 40 minutes drive away. It is a village with Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles. Avebury is said to be one of the best known prehistoric sites in Great Britain, it apparently contains the largest stone circle in Europe.

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I truly loved Avebury. It offers a peaceful atmosphere and wonderful surroundings. It is definitely a paradise for photographers. We walked around the village for good couple of hours, went to the nearby museum and enjoyed the company of sheep which seem to live in the area.

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