Wells, Cheddar Cheese and Cheddar Gorge - Private Day Trip from Bath

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  • Day Trip
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  • 8.5 hr

This private day trip is a great way to experience some of the must-see attractions near Bath. After a drive through the English countryside you will have a guided walking tour around the cathedral city of Wells, England's smallest city and home to the 2nd oldest working clock in the world and Europe's oldest residential street. After lunch you will get a tasty insight into the area's most famous creation - Cheddar Cheese and witness some of the region's most spectacular scenery with a visit to Cheddar Gorge, England's largest gorge. The road through this gorge was recently awarded the title of the most scenic drive in Britain. Throughout the day you will be looked after by a local guide who was born and grew up in the West Country.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Bath Insider Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Wells

Your guide will collect you at 8:30am from your preferred pick-up point in Bath and drive you through the English countryside to the cathedral city of Wells, England's smallest city. You will be taken on a private walking tour of Wells' historic centre. Some of the places visited are listed below.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Wells Market Place

The market place is the hub of the city. If you are visiting on a Wednesday or Sunday you will be able to experience the local market that takes place here every week. Fans of the cult film "Hot Fuzz" may recognise their surroundings as the Market Place featured a number of times in this film.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wells Cathedral

You will visit the magnificent 13th Century Wells Cathedral. Its beautiful interior has a number of unique features including the world's second oldest working clock.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vicar's Close

The picturesque Vicar's Close in Wells is the oldest residential street in Europe.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cheddar

After lunch at an English pub you will be driven to Cheddar, the birth-place of the famous Cheddar cheese.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

Today there is only one small cheese factory in the Cheddar area that produces traditional Cheddar cheese. You will visit this to get a great insight into how Cheddar cheese is made. If you are lucky you may even see the cheese being made whilst you are there. At the end of the visit you will have the chance to taste different varieties of the cheese they produce, including a cheese which is matured in the local caves. Should you wish there will be an opportunity to purchase cheese as souvenirs or to enjoy on the rest of your holiday.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cheddar Gorge

The spectacular Cheddar Gorge is England's largest gorge. Driving through the gorge you will have the opportunity to stop and walk up to your guide's favourite viewpoint on the gorge. You will be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views over the gorge and the surrounding area. This walk does involve a steep 15 minute ascent on an uneven path which can get muddy when there has been rain so this stop is optional as it may not be suitable for everyone. At the end of the tour you will be driven back to Bath.

Duration: 1 hour
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