Friday, 14 September 2012

Stoned!

Our annual holiday took us to Wiltshire this year. Mr Q has always wanted to visit Stonehenge, so with his parents in tow (visiting us from Australia for 7 weeks) we packed up the car and headed south. The traffic was awful but once we arrived in our rented holiday cottage near Devizes all that was forgotten as we settled into our rural idyll.

We had a great week, were lucky with the weather and visited a number of places I hadn't been to since I grew up in Bristol.

Highlights included...

Stonehenge

Avebury Stone Circle

Silbury Hill

Westbury White Horse

Stourhead Gardens

Lacock Abbey

Royal Crescent, Bath

Bath Bun, Pump Rooms, Bath

4 comments:

Maureen said...

That's my in-law's neck of the woods! - lovely part of the country. The thing I most remember about Stonehenge was that my ears were completely frozen in the howling winds!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

These photos are superior! Dramatic cloud formations to set off the amazing scenery and other-worldly atmosphere! And I love English architecture. Possibly because of my English-Irish heritage!

I have never heard of the White Horses carved in chalk? I will now read more about them. Amazing stuff!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Just found a great site about the horses at Wiltshire Tourist Guide.com. Fantastic!

Quiltification said...

Thank you for your kind comments about my photos. We were so lucky with the weather - very little rain, but gorgeous skies scattered with cloud.

The white horses are fascinating - the Westbury horse is definitely one of my favourites.