The best part about returning to your expatriated country for pleasure is the ability to ‘play tourist’ and visit destinations previously deemed unimportant. I suppose it’s the knowledge that what was once at your disposal is now so far away and a temporary absence suddenly brings new light.
(This is obviously not just a British thing. For example, I know many residents of Southern Ontario who has never been up the C.N Tower and show little interest in doing so)
Thus, it was on my second return to England that I thought it necessary to visit the ever-mysterious Stonehenge.
In the above picture, a token can be seen. A travel companion of mine, inspired by pagan symbolism, designed a few with the intention of leaving them behind as a sign of reverence.
So, am I glad I did it? Absolutely.
Would I recommend the experience? Most definitely.
Just…don’t give in to the hype. The stones are not as large or rural as is often portrayed (much like many international tourist sites, images tend to be exaggerated). Visit without expectations and you will leave a happy traveller.