I've heard people say that visiting Stonehenge is not worth the time, and that it's just a pile of rocks surrounded by a million people all trying to figure out why they paid so much money to see it. However, my experience today has lead me to disagree. I had Stonehenge at the top of my to-do list for this trip, and weeks of waiting for the day to arrive turned out to be worth it. After taking a tour that included busy stops at Windsor and Bath, a visit to Stonehenge was exactly what I needed. While there were a lot of people, there was also a lot of crisp open air, extending far into the British countryside. I sat down in front of this ancient wonder for awhile and just relaxed. Later I sat down again, this time in a field of clovers and appreciated the fact that people 4000 years ago enjoyed this same pile of rocks.
A month in the city is wonderful, but once in awhile you just need a long drive and a moment to breathe.