Skip to content

Somerset Coast & The Mendip Hills

Somerset Coast & The Mendip Hills





7 DAYS FROM £518


Situated in England’s West Country, Somerset is a county for all seasons. Awash with history, the region has attractions to suit all tastes from the long sweeping beaches of the coastal resorts to the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The seaside resort of Weston-Super-Mare still features all the traditional seaside attractions including the wide sweep of Weston Beach which has miles of safe bathing and a level promenade boasting superb views over the Bristol Channel.


Our base here is the popular ANCHOR HEAD HOTEL which overlooks the bay between Weston’s two piers and close to the boating slipway; the promenade runs in front of the hotel and there is also a regular bus service into the town centre. Features of the hotel include a restaurant (with sea views) along with a lounge/ bar and dance floor where there is entertainment most evenings. All of the en suite bedrooms (some of which offer spectacular views across Weston Bay – please see supplements below) have tv, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. A passenger lift serves all floors but please note – some stairs on each floor make the hotel unsuitable for the less mobile.


Sunday 28th June
Departing Newark we travel south via an extended lunch break in Stratford-upon-Avon before joining the motorway system so into Somerset and our base at Weston Super Mare.

Monday 29th – Friday 3rd July
• Full day tour including a stunning one way journey aboard the West Somerset
Steam Railway via the Quantock Hills so to the coast and the resort of Minehead. After an afternoon at leisure here our coach will then collect us for the return journey to our hotel
• Full day tour including a visit to Brunel’s SS Great Britain one of the most important historic ships in the world which is moored in Bristol’s historic harbour. Looking ready as she did for her maiden voyage in 1843, the ship has been painstakingly restored to recreate life on the world’s first great luxury liner. We then return via a visit to the lovely Victorian seaside town of Clevedon which
overlooks the Severn Estuary and has a Grade I listed pier – the only one of its kind in the country
• Full day tour via Cheddar Gorge and the Mendip Hills to the lovely city of Wells with its compact centre ideal for exploring on foot before continuing onto Glastonbury (famed as being the earliest Christian place in Britain) where there will be a guided walking tour of the famous Abbey by a costumed guide
• Full day tour calling at the National Trust owned Tyntesfield House – a spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival building set in beautiful grounds and gardens with restaurant, café and one of the National Trust’s largest retail shops. We then return via the lovely New Manor Farm Shop for delicious afternoon tea and cake in their Stables tearoom.
• Full day at leisure in Weston-Super-Mare

Saturday 4th July
Departing after breakfast, we return scenic Bourton-on-the-Water, so home to Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £518 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room



Single Rooms (en suite) £60.00

Sea View Rooms £48.00 per person

Please see page 20 of our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

Pick ups over 10 mile radius of Newark

Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of/early booking discounts and pick up supplements



Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach throughout including excursions as mentioned in the tour itinerary

6 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Anchor Head Hotel

One way journey aboard the West Somerset Steam Railway

Admission to SS Great Britain

Walking tour of the Abbey with costumed guide

Admission to NT Tyntesfield House (please note there will be a reduction of £15 for NT members.

Tea and cake at New Manor Farm Shop



Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable)

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
From Price Call Back Telephone Favourites

Keyword Search

Availability Search


2020 Holiday Brochure 2020 Holiday Brochure
2020 Day Excursion Brochure 2020 Day Excursion Brochure