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A Picture Album of the British Isles from our Trip - September 2002 Section III

 

Our first stop on the bus trip was at Stonehenge, then Salisbury, and on to Plymouth for the night.

The mysterious assembly of stones called Stonehenge.

 

At Stonehenge are many of these mounds called barrows. They are believed to be burial mounds for the workers who built Stonehenge

 

It is impossible to fit this Cathedral at Salisbury into one picture. This is the spire which is the highest in England - 404 feet. The cathedral was built between 1220 and 1258, with the spire added 100 years later.

 

East end showing the stained glass windows (facing left).

 

North side

 

Main entrance, west end. Visitors' entrance is the door on the right.

 

Cloisters, just outside the Chapter House which has one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta. The trees are Cedars of Lebanon planted in 1837 to commemorate the accession of Queen Victoria.

 

Inside Salisbury Cathedral looking toward the High Alter at the east end.

 

I am not sure what this is, but it is impressive!

 

This 13th century clockstill works, and is the oldest working clock in the world. It has no face or hands because it was used only to strike the hour.

 

The inner harbour at Plymouth, Devon, showing the Mayflower Steps. The original steps eroded away and were rebuilt in the 19th century. The semicircular platform has the names of all those who sailed on the Mayflower.

Wednesday we left Devon for Cornwall via the Tamar Bridge and spent the day touring this western-most county of England. It is a beautiful place! For scenes of Cornwall and Thursday's time in both Cornwall and Devon, click here.

 

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