Journey to castles and cathedrals rich in history and myth. This tour will take you to the moated castle ruins of Nunney, to Glastonbury, and the holy Glastonbury Tor – forever linked with King Arthur and the mystical Isle of Avalon and the classical Cathedral City of Wells.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nunney Castle, Nunney, Frome, Somerset, EnglandThis beautiful moated castle was built in the late 14th century from profits made in the Hundred Years War. Described as the most aesthetically pleasing castle in Somerset. Cross the moat and wander inside the castle ruins.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset, EnglandEngland’s smallest city, medieval Wells is enchanting with it’s glorious 13th Century Cathedral. The city, which can be traced back to Roman times, takes its name from the small springs which bubbled up and which can still be found in the gardens of the wonderful moated Bishops residence. Explore the charming Vicar's Close, claimed to be the oldest purely residential street with original buildings surviving intact in Europe. You will also find a delightful market in Wells on most Wednesdays.Wells Cathedral is lauded as one of England’s most beautiful Cathedrals (suggested voluntary donation of £6.00) Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset, EnglandThis charming former market town, and recently popular New Age hangout is packed with a colourful array of shops and cafes and is usually our lunch stop. You may wish to visit The Rainbows End cafe or Burns the Bread or just wander around the quirky eclectic shops. There will be time to experience some of the many highlights listed below:Glastonbury Tor: An ancient hill, which is connected to King Arthur and GuinevereThe Chalice Well and Gardens have been a place of respite, meditation and peace for the last two thousand years for many thousands of people. Admission £4.30 / £3.50.Glastonbury Abbey: This is one of England’s earliest, most important and most fascinating abbeys, providing sanctuary, tranquility, history and heritage in one special place. Visit the legendary burial place of King Arthur or marvel at the Holy Thorn. Admission price £8.25.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset, EnglandTravelling back to Bath we pass through the rugged landscape of Cheddar Gorge, one of Britain's most spectacular natural landmarks with its awe-inspiring cliffs. Sample some of the famous Cheddar Cheese and Somerset cider at a local cider farm.Duration: 20 minutes