After we boarded our plane in Los Angeles and endured the 10.5 hour plane ride and 4 hour train, we found ourselves in Salisbury. Salisbury is a ridiculously charming town. We were surprised to learn it boasts a population of only 40,000 and holds such a vast history – established in 122o.
Our hostel was walking distance to the town center, we arrived around 8:30 PM and found a pub for dinner and beer.
One main purpose for staying in Salisbury is its proximity to Stonehenge. We ventured off to see the old stones the next morning. Stonehenge was humbling. Standing and observing these enormous stones raised and set in such obscure positions is a feeling I won’t soon forget. The monument is over 4,000 years old and boooooyy did it make me feel small.
Matt’s friends, Justin and Matt, visited Stonehenge a few years back and bought him socks. Of course, Matt had to wear these fashionable pups!
Wrapping up our journey from Stonehenge, we passed the historic village of Old Sarum. Old Sarum is located a couple miles outside Salisbury, with records dating back to 3000 BC. If you’re interested in a quick history lesson, here’s Wikipedia.
Next up, we’re off to Bath!
Blondie and the Beard