US President Barack Obama fulfilled one task off of his bucket list as he made a 20 minutes visit to Stonehenge after the Nato Summit ended in Newport. The White House released information that the presidential helicopter Marine One had made a stop at Stonehenge near Boscombe Down Airbase, Wiltshire, before his motorcade took him to the English Heritage monument.
The world leader was given a guided tour by Stonehenge curator Heather Sebire who stated to the BBC; that “it was “an honour” to host the president. General manager of Stonehenge, Kate Davies, said: “His office told us the president was very interested to see the iconic monument for himself. “Every day people from all over the world make the trip to the ancient stones but this visit was a particularly special one.” Ms Sebire said Mr Obama “was fascinated by the story of the stones, what we know about them and the mysteries that have yet to be solved”. She went on: “He described the atmosphere around the stones as ‘really special’ and his visit to Stonehenge as ‘a highlight of my tour’. “It was a beautiful still evening and it was a privilege to show the US president around this unique monument which continues to inspire and intrigue people.”
Mr Obama branded the monument “cool” and said it was something he could tick off his “bucket list”.
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