Just a quick and useful post. We recently purchased a joint pass to all the sites under the British Heritage Trust. All the information can be found here. It includes many places you can visit for free or half price. Stonehenge is one of them too. So far we visited two places in the "neighborhood":
Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden and Rushton Triangular Lodge. Kenilworth Castle is one of the premium sights. And indeed it looks premium and grandiose.
|Elizabethan Garden Kenilworth|
|Elizabethan Garden behind the Kenilworth Castle|
Rushton Triangular Lodge is a real surprise. It is very small. Everything is triangular as the name suggests. The windows, the shapes of the rooms, the lodge itself. It looks a little bit sinister I have to say. The basement is very dark and has two very small rooms and you cannot help but think that some kind of rituals were held there. We looked it up later and apparently the lodge was built by a Roman Catholic who was imprisoned for 15 years for not converting to protestantism, and that is why the Holy Trinity is represented everywhere through the number 3.
|Rushton Triangular Lodge|
I wish we had discovered an annual pass for the US National Parks at the right moment like this one. The annual pass costs $80 for two people and we found out about it only after already paying $20 for visiting Yosemite, Sequoia National Park and Death Valley. We should have done some serious planning for that trip. Go with the flow is not always the best way I guess :-)!