This post was most recently updated on July 28th, 2016
There’s a lot to see in England, and it would be a big ask to name just a few places on an ultimate bucket list.
Here, however, are six for starters. Some make easy day trips from London, so don’t miss out on your chance to see them. Whether it’s your first or fifteenth time to visit England, the wonders of its natural landscapes will continue to impress. When you come, bring your sense of wonder and adventure. And, of course, your camera.
1. Walk Around Stonehenge
A great archaeological mystery, located in Salisbury Plain.
For over 5,000 years, travelers have been drawn to this mystical place. Leaving almost no clues to a forgotten past, the monolithic stones entice and continue to be on many a traveler’s bucket list.
The sandstone was probably dragged and erected there around 1500. Nowadays, there’s a path encircling the Stonehenge, and from your vantage point on this path, you’ll still get a pretty good view.
No one really knows how or why the 40-ton stones got here. Were they for religious worship? Secret ceremonies? A giant astronomical clock? The mystery behind the Stonehenge remains. You’ll be smart to reserve your ticket in advance online.
Getting there: Take the train from Waterloo Station in London to Salisbury. After an hour and 45 minutes, it’s an easy bus ride. During the busy season, the buses come every hour.
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