Wells, Cheddar Gorge & The Mendip Hills

Wells, Cheddar Gorge & The Mendip Hills





4 DAYS FROM £288


Designated an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Mendip Hills boast wild plateaus, fascinating gorges, calming stretches of water, relics of ancient history and on a clear day, spectacular views across to Wales, the Quantocks and Glastonbury. Cheddar Gorge is one of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks with its awe-inspiring cliffs and extraordinary subterranean stalactite show caves. Wells - England’s smallest city has the appearance of a quintessential village with cobbled streets, medieval architecture and a market square overlooked by the commanding presence of its magnificent cathedral.


Our base in the centre of Wells is the historic award winning BEST WESTERN PLUS SWAN HOTEL which enjoys a superb location overlooking the cathedral. Dating back to 1422, the hotel offers modern amenities in a beautiful setting and features a restaurant, bar and lounge where drinks and snacks are available throughout the day. All of the well furnished en suite bedrooms have tv, telephone, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and hospitality tray. Please note - there is no passenger lift and numerous steps make this hotel unsuitable for those with walking difficulties.


Friday 26th October
Departing Newark we travel south west via an extended lunch break in Evesham of approximately 2 hours before joining the motorway so into Somerset and our base at Wells.

Saturday 27th October
Today we explore the lovely city of Wells. An expert guide will join us for an ‘easy’ walking tour around the compact cobbled streets where we will discover some of the history of its historic centre, magnificent cathedral and moated Bishops Palace. Following the tour there will be free time to explore the city at your leisure – don’t miss Vicar’s Close which claims to be the oldest complete
medieval residential street left in England!

Sunday 28th October
A full day tour incorporating a visit to the magnificent Cheddar Gorge who’s caves tower 450 feet into the air and plunge 450 feet into the earth. After a drive through the ravine taking in the stunning views you could try climbing the 274 steps of Jacobs Ladder, stroll along the Cliff Top Walk or discover the history of the Gorge in the Museum. Our day concludes with a visit to Gough’s Cave with its natural, atmospheric setting of calcite sculptures and mirror pools (with hot drink and cake included).

Monday 29th October
Departing Wells after breakfast we return via an extended visit to the beautiful city of Bath; see the famous Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent or simply browse the many shops or enjoy a drink in one of the many cafés in the compact centre. We then return, so home to Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £288 per person sharing an en suite twin/double room.



Double room for sole occupancy £45.00

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.

3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Best Western Plus Swan Hotel

Admission to Gough’s Cave, Guide Fee for Wells, hot drink and cake



Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable) i.e Roman Baths, Jacobs Ladder

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
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