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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.

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Wells, Cheddar Cheese & Cheddar Gorge - Day Tour From Bath

2. Wells, Cheddar Cheese & Cheddar Gorge - Day Tour From Bath

This day tour is a great way to experience some of the must-see attractions that are located outside of Bath. After being collected from Bath you will be driven through the English countryside to reach the city of Wells, England's smallest city. The city is home to a magnificent cathedral that dates back to the 13th Century. During your private walking tour of the city you will visit the Cathedral where you can also see one of the world's oldest working clocks. You will also visit other historic areas in the city such as Europe's oldest residential street. Many of these sites have been used as locations for films. After visiting Wells you will be driven to Cheddar, the birth-place of the world's most popular cheese - Cheddar Cheese. Today there is only one factory still producing cheese from this area. You will visit this small factory to get a great insight into how traditional Cheddar Cheese is made. Depending upon activity at the factory you may have the opportunity to see employees making the cheese. Before leaving the factory you will have the chance to sample different varieties of the cheese, including a cheese which has been matured in local caves and you will have the opportunity to purchase some as gifts or to enjoy on the rest of your holiday. Cheddar Gorge is England's largest gorge and has been voted as one of Britain's greatest wonders. It is the most spectacular scenery in the region. Driving through the gorge, there will be the opportunity to stop and walk up to a fantastic viewpoint with panoramic views over the gorge and surrounding area. This walk involves a steep 15 minute section on uneven (and sometimes muddy) ground. From the Cheddar Gorge you will be driven back through the English countryside to your drop off point in Bath. During the day, lunch will be taken at a traditional coaching inn that dates back to the 15th Century.

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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!