Wells, Glastonbury And Cheddar
The smallest city in England and the only in Somerset.
Wells is the smallest city in England with about 12,000 inhabitants. It can call itself a city because of the famous 13th century Cathedral. It remains remarkably unspoilt and has many other historic buildings including the moated Bishop's Palace, Vicars' Close, St Cuthbert's Church and a good local museum. The Wells Market Place, with lively markets twice a week, the narrow streets and an eclectic mix of building styles all reflect on the continuing development of the town throughout the ages.
Wells is a pretty and thriving market town nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills it holds twice weekly markets and has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and pubs.
Glastonbury has been described as a new age community which attracts people with New Age and Neopagan beliefs, and is notable for myths and legends often related to Glastonbury, concerning Joseph of Arimathea, the Holy Grail and King Arthur. In some Arthurian literature Glastonbury is identified with the legendary island of Avalon. Joseph is said to have arrived in Glastonbury and stuck his staff into the ground, when it flowered miraculously into the Glastonbury Thorn.
Visit the town which is home to Britain's biggest gorge and take in the dramatic cliffs rising up 450ft and explore the stunning stalactite caverns below. Created by Ice age melt-waters over millions of years, this world famous beauty spot is not only a National Nature Reserve but also a famous site of prehistoric discoveries.
Climb the 274 steps up the side of Cheddar Gorge and the 48 more to the top of the Lookout Tower - kids and dogs love it! It's well worth the climb! When you get to the top you look down into the steep sided valley of Cheddar Gorge that cleaves into the beautiful Mendip Hills. To the south you'll see the flat lush water meadows of the Somerset Levels. The windswept hilltop plateau to the north is 900 feet above sea-level, some of the most breath-taking views in Britain. The Cliff-top Gorge Walk starts at the Lookout Tower with 3600 views you'll see for miles!
Depart Approx 17.00
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.