What do Stonehenge and Harry Potter have in common? Not much really, except they are both located in England and they are both pretty cool. On our last two days with Uncle Jerry we took day trips to see Stonehenge (about a two hour bus ride from London to Salisbury) and the Harry Potter studio tour (about a two hour bus ride from London to Leavesden).
During our visit to Stonehenge we learned a lot about this mysterious rock formation that has stood for 5,000 years. It might have been a religious temple or an astronomical clock or a burial ground. Whatever it’s intended purpose, it’s definitely spectacular. We joined hundreds of other tourists taking photos of the stones from every angle.
If you are a Harry Potter fan, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour is a must. This is a fantastic behind the scenes tour of the sets from the making of the Harry Potter movies. As we walked through the Great Hall, Diagon Alley, the Gryffindor Common Room, Hagrid’s Hut, the Potions Classroom, Dumbledore’s Office, and other memorable locations, we saw thousands of props, costumes, and models. You can even jump on the Night Bus, knock on the door at #4 Privet Drive, and buy a Butterbeer during the outdoor portion of the tour. We were in good company with all the other Harry Potter fans.
Tomorrow Joline and the kids are off to Scotland to tour Edinburgh for a couple of days.