WELLS AND CHEDDAR TOUR
ENGLAND'S SMALLEST CITY, ENGLAND'S LARGEST GORGE
& AUTHENTIC CHEDDAR CHEESE!
"Our guide, Daniel, arrived at our rented flat and took us on an amazing all day tour ! We started in Bath and proceeded to the sights and areas around Bath ... Well's Cathedral was beautiful ... My son and his wife bravely climbed the Cheddar Gorge and really enjoyed it ! We all felt that it was an amazing way to see the area of Bath ! Well worth the money !! Thank-you Daniel !!"
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WELLS AND CHEDDAR TOUR
Private day tour from Bath.
Opportunity to see some of the beautiful and fascinating destinations near Bath.
You will visit the charming city of Wells - England's smallest city. Wells is home to a magnificent 13th century cathedral, the world's 2nd oldest working clock and Europe's oldest residential street.
You will also visit a small cheese factory in Cheddar - the area where the famous Cheddar cheese was invented; and explore England's largest gorge - arguably one of the most impressive sceneries in the region.
All admission tickets are included.
To book the tour please use the calendar. For more information on the tour please read on...
Whilst COVID-19 guidelines are in place, face-masks are required to be worn when we are inside the vehicle (but not when we are outdoors). I will supply disposable face-masks for the vehicle should you not have your own face-mask. The maximum number of people that you can book this tour for in July and August 2020 is 5 people.
The visitor centre at the cheese factory in Cheddar has yet to confirm when it will re-open. Should it not be open during your tour there will still be the opportunity to taste authentic Cheddar cheese (and of course buy some!)
Bath Insider Tours has been awarded the "We're Good to Go" certification by the National Tourism Board of England to recognise it is following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has appropriate measures in place. For more information on these measures please click on the "We're Good to Go" logo above.
WELLS AND CHEDDAR TOUR DESCRIPTION
This full-day tour is a great way to experience the region's attractions near Bath.
I will drive you through the countryside to Wells, England's smallest city. The city is renowned for its impressive cathedral, its clock which is one of the oldest in the world and a street which is the oldest residential street in Europe - all of which you will visit during our private walking tour. Fans of the cult-film "Hot Fuzz" may recognise a number of the places that we visit as Wells was used as "Sandford" - the main location in the film!
Continuing onto Cheddar we will visit a small Cheddar Cheese factory where you can see how the world's most popular cheese is made. Cheddar Cheese was originally created in Cheddar and has since spread throughout the world. During your visit you can taste different varieties of authentic Cheddar Cheese including one which is matured in local caves and you will have the opportunity to purchase these to enjoy on the rest of your holiday.
We will drive through the spectacular Cheddar Gorge, England's largest gorge. The drive through the gorge has been named as the most scenic drive in Britain. Before returning to Bath I will take you on a walk to my favourite viewpoint which gives rewarding panoramic views of the area and the gorge.
During the tour you will be taken to a traditional English pub for lunch.
The tour is available daily and starts at 8:30am and finishes at approximately 5pm.
Pick-up is available from all Bath hotels and central locations in the city - such as the Bath Spa train station. Pick-up is also available from destinations outside of Bath at an additional price (e.g. Bristol) - please contact me for details.
INSIDER TIP: Wells has an outdoor market every Wednesday and Saturday where you can sample and buy local produce and gifts. If you would like to experience this - please select a tour on either a Wednesday or Saturday.
BOOK THE TOUR:
The walk to the viewpoint on the Cheddar gorge includes a steep 20 minute ascent on uneven ground and can be slippery and muddy when there has been rain. This walk is optional depending upon your interest and level of mobility.
£400 per private group (maximum 6 people - reduced to 5 people in July and August 2020).
(i.e if you are 2 people then the price will be £200 per person, if you are 4 people, the price will be £100 per person etc.)
A donation to Wells Cathedral to support them in the maintenance and running of the cathedral is included in the tour price.
Refreshments and lunch are not included in the price of tour.