Bison Abroad | Bus Tours, Bath and Stonehenge

PHOTO COURTESY | Kali Wells | Sunlight streams into the Roman Baths in Bath, England.
PHOTO COURTESY | Kali Wells              Sunlight streams into the Roman Baths in Bath, England.

Since I’m in England, of course Stonehenge was on my list of things to see. Ever since I was little, it always baffled and interested me. So naturally, when my university was planning a day trip there, I had to go.

Our group left around 9:30 a.m. on a Sunday and we stopped at Bath first. It was small and quaint, and the architecture of the buildings were breathtaking. Just being there was like stepping back in time to the 18th century. The modern cars felt so out of place, although there were still some horse and buggies roaming the streets.


After a short tour of the town, we visited the famous Roman Baths. It was interesting to see the different artifacts and learn about its history. One of my favorite parts was seeing the Roman coins. They looked surprisingly similar to today’s coin money.

In the building, the Romans had built many different rooms. There were three different rooms just for cold, warm and hot baths. It was essentially an elaborate spa. At the end of our tour, we got to drink water from the springs. The tour guide told us that it was full of minerals and apparently very healthy. As a warning, it doesn’t taste very good though.

After we left Bath, we headed straight for Stonehenge. I was so excited. I was finally going to be able to see it. It took us about an hour to get there from Bath. After we arrived, we had to take a smaller bus to the landmark. The whole journey felt like an eternity.

It was so amazing. I spent 45 minutes out of the hour we were there just reading about the history and listening to the audio tour, which was highly informative. Hilariously, when the Romans discovered Stonehenge, they thought giants built it. Which I guess I can understand. Also, Stonehenge was a place of burial for the people who created it. Everyone had to be buried in sight of the Stonehenge.

All in all, it was an amazing day — I’m glad I took the opportunity to travel outside of London. Hopefully, I’ll see more of the country before I have to go.

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