England has many famous sites, but arguably, the most famous is Stonehenge. Everyone knows about Stonehenge and if you're traveling to the area, you're bound to make time to see this prehistoric monument. It is a very densely packed tourist destination.
Luckily, the crowd flow is well managed at Stonehenge. Although you can technically see the monument for free from the road, the only way to get a good look at it, is to pay an entrance fee. We paid the adult admission of 13.90 pounds and we were given an audio tour.
I love audio tours. They nearly always enhance the experience and I personally like the solitude that it affords me as I feel like I'm in my own little bubble. Other tourists are quiet, in their own bubbles too, which is nice. It's peaceful and a more focused experience. The audio tour explained various aspects of the monument, including History and local folklore, as we walked around it in a one-way circle.
The audio tour is great. It provides a ton of information, but it also serves to keep visitors moving at a decent pace around Stonehenge. It lasted about thirty minutes and I felt like that was plenty of time. You must visit Stonehenge, but really, one visit is enough. I've now done it.
To round out our tour of prehistoric sites, Dan took me to White Horse Hill in Uffington. The White Horse of Uffington is an enormous picture of a horse (use your imagination) created from deep trenches filled with chalk. The piece dates back to the Iron or late Bronze Age and it is huge. It's located on a verdant hillside and it's so big that you can't properly see it without looking at an aerial photograph of the site.
It's open to visitors and it's free, so we roamed all over the site and we walked right up to the chalk trenches.
Finally, my favorite thing at White Horse Hill was this sweet sign on a gatepost.