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If you're lucky enough to have more than a few days to spare while traveling in London, you might want to consider taking a day trip to explore some other destinations nearby. Get some "destination inspiration" with these 12 day trips from London that are all easily accessible by train, bus, or plane!

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If you're lucky enough to have more than a few days to spare while traveling in London, you might want to consider taking a day trip to explore some other destinations nearby. Get some "destination inspiration" with these 12 day trips from London that are all easily accessible by train, bus, or plane!

At ground level, the ruins of Stonehenge appear somewhat random and chaotic, but a view from the air reveals the monument's circular order. The site started out modestly around 3100 B.C. as a wide ring of wood posts surrounded by a ditch and bank. The familiar enormous rock slabs, some brought from hundreds of miles away, were added to the interior over a period of about 1,500 years.

At ground level, the ruins of Stonehenge appear somewhat random and chaotic, but a view from the air reveals the monument's circular order. The site started out modestly around 3100 B.C. as a wide ring of wood posts surrounded by a ditch and bank. The familiar enormous rock slabs, some brought from hundreds of miles away, were added to the interior over a period of about 1,500 years.

Aerial view of Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England ca. 2550-1600 BCE

Aerial View of Stonehenge, Unesco World Heritage Site, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England

Aerial view of Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England ca. 2550-1600 BCE

Stonehenge, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England | I want to go here...isn't it beautiful?!

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Stonehenge, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England | I want to go here...isn't it beautiful?!

[Stonehenge: England] What mystery here. I wish to visit Stonehenge and FEEL the magic and energy of this place! ♥ Vivayne

[Stonehenge: England] What mystery here. I wish to visit Stonehenge and FEEL the magic and energy of this place! ♥ Vivayne

Beyond the Circle of Rocks: Our Tour of Stonehenge with kids - England with kids

Beyond the Circle of Rocks: Our Tour of Stonehenge

Beyond the Circle of Rocks: Our Tour of Stonehenge with kids - England with kids

What Lies Beneath Stonehenge?  A new Smithsonian Channel show reveals groundbreaking research that may explain what really went on there. #PadreMedium

What Lies Beneath Stonehenge?

What Lies Beneath Stonehenge? A new Smithsonian Channel show reveals groundbreaking research that may explain what really went on there. #PadreMedium

Here’s a list of places you can visit whilst staying in London – if you want to get out of the big city to see some of the rest of the country.

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The ancient magnificent stone circle of Stonehenge, in southwest England, north of Salisbury.  Has been standing since about 2500-3000 B.C.!

The ancient magnificent stone circle of Stonehenge, in southwest England, north of Salisbury. Has been standing since about 2500-3000 B.C.!

Looking Down, What makes Stonehenge unique? For one, its design, which includes huge horizontal stone lintels capping the outer circle and sitting atop the vertical slabs called trilithons, locked together by joints. In addition, the structure includes two different kinds of stones called Bluestones and Sarsens, the largest of which weighs more than 40 tons, according to UNESCO.

Stonehenge Gallery

Looking Down, What makes Stonehenge unique? For one, its design, which includes huge horizontal stone lintels capping the outer circle and sitting atop the vertical slabs called trilithons, locked together by joints. In addition, the structure includes two different kinds of stones called Bluestones and Sarsens, the largest of which weighs more than 40 tons, according to UNESCO.

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