Saturday, 6 October 2012

Stonehenge, Lacock, Salisbury and Lyme Regis

Hi again, everyone. Well, the Robinsons are continuing their adventures in Wiltshire and beyond!

Yesterday, we ventured up to Stonehenge - the mysterious ancient stone monument on the Salisbury Plain. The weather was freezing but the site fascinating! Like most paid entry sites, we were issued with an audio tour, which provided lots of interesting detail on what we were seeing.
From there, we drove to the beautiful medieval village of Lacock, home to many scenes from the first two Harry Potter Movies. Remember Potion Class and Harry's parents' house? We had a delicious lunch at Lacock's welcoming and cosy Red Lion Pub in High Street, before joining the National Trust and exploring the magnificent Lacock Abbey. Eloise was even permitted to play the piano there! Very special. Lacock is picture perfect and full of endless character buildings steeped in history and charm.

Today - a rare sunny day - we were a little undecided what to do, but thought we should visit Wiltshire's capital of Salisbury and the renowned Salisbury Cathedral. There we marvelled at its towering steeple and viewed one of the four rare Magna Carta documents. After lunch, we headed off south in the direction of Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast. On the way, Brett spotted a sheep dog trial. As we really miss our pets, we pulled over to chat to the locals and watch the beautiful border collies in action. Twenty minutes and we were on the road again, arriving in Lyme Regis an hour and a half later, just after 3pm. Brett Jnr, Sean and I visited the quaint Lyme Regis Museum then rejoined Brett and explored the rocky shores and fossil shops of the coastline. A magical afternoon.

All a bit tired and very grateful for a good night's sleep in our cottage in Wiltshire!



  1. It worked Richo! Hello!
    Love the beach photos - sooooo different to our beaches over here! It has been a beautiful Spring weekend here and seems everybody has headed to the beaches here!!! I love the photo of the stone cottage - I would love a house like that.

    1. Thanks for all your comments, Jess. We're glad you're enjoying the blog!