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A Weekend In Historic Wells Somerset

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRO8777

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

A Weekend in Historic Wells Somerset | Crosskeys Short Breaks

Wells has the appearance of a quintessentially English village and is enjoyed by visitors from across the globe. It is compact, with cobbled streets, medieval architecture and a market square, yet is actually a city – the smallest in England to be precise!

INCLUSIONS

  • 2 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Scenic drive through Cheddar Gorge
PRICE FROM ? £245 per person
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Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: We travel to Wells making a lunch stop in Newbury, Berkshire and then onto our hotel arriving in time to freshen up before dinner (lunch in Newbury not included).

Day 2: We spend this morning in Wells where the market will be in full swing. The market has many different stalls offering fine foods, lovely clothing, leather goods books and unusual gifts so you may wish to start your Christmas shopping early. In the afternoon we enjoy a scenic drive through the magnificent limestone Cheddar Gorge. Classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Britain's largest gorge has dramatic cliffs rising up 450ft and stunning stalactite caverns.

Day 3: After breakfast you are free to enjoy your morning in Wells. You may wish to visit the Cathedral, the earliest English Cathedral to be built in the Gothic style.  Adjoining the Cathedral is Vicars’ Close, believed to be the only complete medieval street left in England. Vicars’ Close was designed to provide accommodation for the Vicars Choral, who sing the daily services, and this is still the case today. After your morning of exploration, we must begin our journey home.

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Accommodation

Best Western Plus Swan Hotel Wells

The historic, award-winning Best Western Plus Swan Hotel in Wells could not be more centrally located or have a more dramatic view, located directly opposite Wells Cathedral.

Parts of the hotel date back to 1422 and over the years, the hotel has been sympathetically refurbished and extended. All 46 bedrooms are furnished in an elegant, traditional style. All rooms are en-suite and offer hairdryer & tea/coffee making facilities. Due to the age and layout of the building the hotel does not have a lift.

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