I know it’s been awhile since I’ve given you guys an update on my trip, but it’s because I’ve been really busy! There is always something going on, and when there isn’t, I am usually scrambling to work on my papers! But I am thoroughly enjoying myself here and I’ll try to start posting more.
This past Sunday, my friend and I made a little day trip to 4 different places: Old Sarum, Stonehenge, Salisbury, and Avebury. It was an amazing trip and we really enjoyed ourselves.
Old Sarum was an ancient hillfort that has been occupied for thousands of years. It was great to just be able to wander around (and step on the grass, that has pretty much been beaten out of me after Oxford!)
Ruins of the Treasury of the Cathedral
View of Salisbury from the Old Sarum hill
Moving onto Salisbury, we had lunch and wandered around the town, and then went to Salisbury Cathedral which really was just beautiful.
This tomb is for Edward Seymour, cousin of Queen Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, who was married to the sister of Lady Jane Grey.
After Salisbury, we went to Stonehenge. Though I’ve been before, it was still just amazing.
(It was REALLY windy.)
Finally, we went to Avebury, which is another stone circle. Diameter-wise, it’s the largest stone circle in Britain, but it’s a lot more subtle than Stonehenge. Additionally, you can walk right up to and touch the stones of Avebury, which is very cool.
A house with a thatched roof in Avebury
The church in Avebury
The stones of Avebury
This weekend, we are heading to Bath and Windsor, plus I’m planning on wandering around Oxford a lot more this week so hopefully I will have more pictures to share soon!