Salisbury, Old Sarum, Stonehenge, and Avebury
It was a overcast and threatening when we left London, and by the time we approached Salisbury, it was overcast, raining, and dreary. Our guide had planned to visit Old Sarum first, but looking at the weather id didn’t seem like starting the day on a hilltop would be the best idea, so we went straight on to Salisbury Cathedral and made Old Sarum our second stop (one of the advantages of a smaller tour rather than the big motor coach tours). The cathedral has the tallest medieval tower in Britain, and houses one of the four known copies of the Magna Carta.
Still drizzling when we headed back to nearby Old Sarum…Blustery and misting when we got there…And then sunshine. Originally a Neolithic site, this was an Iron Age hill fort and then the first location of Salibury. The first Salisbury Cathedral was built here.
Blustery, but sunny…
Something you won’t see on most tours…A neolithic henge monument consisting of three circles, one of which is the largest in Europe — about 1400 feet in diameter.
- Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Fuji 18-55mm @ 18mm | ISO 3200 | 1/9 | f/5.6
- Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Fuji 18-55mm @ 28.9mm | ISO 1600 | 1/20 | f/5
- Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Fuji 18-55mm @ 18mm | ISO 3200 | 1/15 | f/4
- Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Fuji 18-55mm @ 39mm | ISO 800 | 1/75 | f/5.6
- Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Fuji 18-55mm @ 22.3mm | ISO 800 | 1/220 | f/8
- Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Fuji 18-55mm @ 37.4mm | ISO 200 | 1/600 | f/6.4
- Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Fuji 18-55mm @ 35.8mm | ISO 400 | 1/340 | f/9
- Fujifilm X-Pro1 | Fuji 18-55mm @ 23.3mm | ISO 200 | 1/500 | f/8