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From London: Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge Guided Day Trip

1. From London: Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge Guided Day Trip

Depart London in the morning on a full-day excursion to visit some of the highlights of England's West Country. Pass through Wells, the smallest cathedral city in England, before arriving in Glastonbury to discover the secrets of this mystical place. Learn about the legend of King Arthur and the famous Glastonbury Thorn, and see the remnants of St. Michael's church atop of Glastonbury Tor, destroyed by an earthquake during medieval times. See the magnificent ruins of Glastonbury Abbey with entrance included. Travel through the Somerset countryside to the quintessentially English town of Cheddar for a short stop to explore the local shops and to see the gorge. The Cheddar Gorge has been named the second-greatest natural wonder in Britain and is the home of traditionally-made cheddar cheese.

From Bath: Private Wells and Cheddar Gorge Trip with Pickup

2. From Bath: Private Wells and Cheddar Gorge Trip with Pickup

The drive into Somerset from Bath will sweep you through the picturesque scenery of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In Wells, enjoy a private walking tour of the historic centre. The city, which can be traced back to Roman times, takes its name from the freshwater springs which continue to well up in the gardens of the moated Bishop’s residence. This magnificent early English Gothic Style Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals” and is famous for its scissor arches, clock, stunning chapter house and stained-glass windows. Adjoining the Cathedral is Vicars’ Close, a charming cluster of houses frozen in time from the 14th C and believed to be the oldest residential street left in England. The mediaeval palace has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for more than 800 years. Walk over the beautiful moat and drawbridge, where you might catch the resident swans ringing a bell for lunch as they have done for generations. After lunch the tour will continue towards Cheddar Gorge, which is one of England’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes that boasts the highest inland limestone cliffs in the UK. As far back as the late Middle Ages, local cheese makers used caves in the towering cliffs of Cheddar Gorge as natural refrigerators. Visit the only cheese maker left in the village and discover how their award-winning cheeses are still made in the traditional way. Savour a selection of authentic cheddar cheese, as it should taste. Stroll through the 17th C. village of Cheddar with its gift shops full of local goods and produce. Maybe indulge in a delicious cream tea, or a pint of local cider. The water mills and cottages have long since been converted into enticing shops and quaint tea rooms. Stunning panoramic views await you from the top of the gorge cliffs, where you can appreciate some of the local flora and fauna if you choose to walk up the path. This 20/25 minute uphill hike is only suitable for those with moderate fitness and sturdy footwear must be worn. It’s well worth the effort and it isn’t a race!

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What people are saying about Cheddar Gorge

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

It's a long drive to Glastonbury but the tour guide kept providing us information along the way so when we got to the place we understood the culture of the place, the essence so well captured during the journey. For a day trip it takes long to get to the place but it's really enjoyable. Also cheddar Gorge was a surprise and absolutely loved the experience and later buying cheese from where it's originally made.

Very nice trip !!!

I really liked the excursion, I recommend it to everyone. Joni's guide told a lot of interesting things and took him to interesting places in Glastonbury. It was comfortable and the first time we returned not tired from the tour, which lasted 12 hours. I recommend to everyone. Glastonbury is an unusual and mythical place, you should definitely visit there.

It was great!

I loved it was a dream come true! I dreamed of going to Glastonbury and finally it was! Excellent transport! A very wise, friendly and fun guide! In addition, we were able to pass through places we did not expect to go! We saw Stonehenge and Wells! Excellent!

This was a great trip with a professional driver. He came on time, provided us a lot of information about the places we visited. All went very well, nice weather, beautiful places, enough time to enjoy. I will definitely book again!

Wve had the right amount of time to do everything what we planned. And the driver was awesome!