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23/05 England - Warnford to Dinton

Winchester, Mottisfont, Stonehenge, Dinton

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Quite a long day today starting with a visit to Winchester. My research showed that it would be easier to park in one of the city carparks and walk around. We walked to the Cathedral and then to the City Mill. So much history in Winchester, and beautiful old buildings (I specially liked the Guild Hall) - I could have spent more time here.... The Winchester City Mill is the oldest working Mill in England and has a history of over 1000 years. More pics below.

From Winchester we went to Mottisfont (definitely getting value for money with the National Trust and English Heritage memberships). Mottisfont is a beautiful 18th century home for stunning river gardens. We particularly liked the spring with the man-made creek flowing down to the river, and the use of water features for irrigation. More pics below.

What can I say about Stonehenge? It certainly is interesting, but very crowded - people everywhere. You park at the visitors centre and catch a shuttle to the stones. You can't get close to the stones anymore because of the sheer number of visitors damaging the ground around the stones. Our English Heritage membership also provided us with free audio tour which was very helpful to know what you are looking at. Even though it has become a major tourist attraction I am glad we came and saw :) It is amazing how little we know for sure - lots of theories but there is no way to know, for sure, what they were for or who placed them... More pics below.

Our overnight stop at Penruddock Arms, about 12 miles from Stonehenge.





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