So I booked a bus tour that promised three sites in one day. It was an early start and a long day, but well worth it. First up was Windsor Castle.
After showing up and touring the grounds a little, the boyfriend and I went to see Queen Mary's Dollhouse and into the State Apartments which came with an audio tour that told us all about the construction of the castle back in the 11th Century, the monarchs who've lived there over the centuries (39!), and the 1992 fire that destroyed more than 100 rooms! There was no picture taking inside (alas) but afterwards, we wandered the grounds a little more before heading back to the bus.
It was amazing. My only complaint was that I could have spent all day roaming around at Windsor (looking for the Queen), but I had to get back on the bus. It's not much of a complain though because Stonehenge was the next stop.
The bus drove us out into the country.
After riding the shuttle back, the boyfriend and I grabbed a sandwich at tourist cafe, and then we boarded the bus again and headed off to the last and my favorite stop: Bath. Every Jane Austen fan needs to go to Bath.
We went into the famous Roman Baths.
We stopped at this super cute coffee shop for an american (for the boyfriend) and some earl grey tea (for me).
And before we jumped back on the bus to head back to London, we stopped into the most amazing chocolate shop. I bought a couple chocolates for a very good friend, and then I bought some for the boyfriend and I to share on the bus ride back.