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Summer in Somerset

Summer in Somerset

Wells Cathedral is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful in all of England and our award winning hotel is directly opposite! Treat yourself to a sophisticated summer holiday

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The historic Swan Hotel in Wells is fabulously located in the very centre of England’s smallest city. Our Suggested Itinerary provides us with the opportunity to experience the finest attractions in the area including Longleat, with its historic estate and amazing animal safari; Bath and its remarkably preserved Roman Baths; and medieval Wells, widely regarded as the most beautiful of all English cathedrals. Read on to find out more!

 

The historic, award-winning Swan Hotel in Wells could not be more centrally located or have a more dramatic view! Located directly opposite Wells Cathedral, parts of the hotel date back to 1422 and, over the years, the hotel has been sympathetically refurbished and extended, offering modern amenities in a beautiful setting. All 46 bedrooms are furnished in an elegant, traditional style and are equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Owing to the historic nature of the building, there is no lift but there are three ground floor rooms located in the adjoining Coach House. The hotel boasts an elegant yet modern bar, a comfortable lounge with a warming log fire, a beautiful wood panelled restaurant, the Swan Terrace, which has unrestricted views over Cathedral Green and Wells Cathedral, and the Walled Garden Café for al fresco dining during the summer months.

Day 1

Departing Kent this morning, we stop in Newbury for some lunch before heading the Wells and attempt to compose ourselves on discovering the incredible location of our hotel, directly opposite Wells Cathedral!

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Day 2

Today we pay a visit to the extraordinary and unique Longleat estate. Widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain, set within 900 acres of stunning 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland. Longleat House was the first stately home to fully open its doors to the public back in 1949. After a tour exploring the extraordinary history, we embark upon a safari and track down some of the world's most incredible animals. Today, the park is home to over a thousand animals, across over one hundred acres!
Please note: We are unlikely to drive through the Monkey Enclosure at Longleat due to vehicle damage

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Day 3

After breakfast this morning, we will step outside our hotel and walk a matter of yards towards the Market Place where the Somerset Farmers' Market (every Wednesday 9.00 am - 2.30 pm) will be in full swing. Traditional Somerset cider, preserves, handmade cakes, artisanal breads and local cheeses are just some of the many products sold here by local suppliers at a market that won the Taste of the West's Gold Award in 2016. After touring the market, we will meet our guide outside our hotel for a walking tour of Wells. We will learn about the history of Wells Cathedral, the famous 14th Century astronomical clock, The Bishop's Palace, the town crier and the remarkable Vicars' Close. We can then enjoy lunch in one of the numerous cafés before exploring the many interesting sites which our guide has introduced to us, at our leisure.

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Day 4

We start the day with breakfast before driving to Bath where you can visit the remains of one of the finest spas of the ancient world, The Roman Baths. There you will discover how the Romans built this magnificent monument of Aquae Sulis and explore the extensive ruins and treasures of the site. You will have free time to enjoy lunch and then may decide to explore the stunning Bath Abbey next door to the Baths before visiting the Fashion Museum & the Royal Assembly Rooms. You could also choose to walk to the very famous Royal Crescent, a magnificent sweep of 30 Georgian houses featured as a backdrop in countless films and T V dramas.

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Day 5

We depart the hotel swiftly following breakfast to make our way back to Kent with a lunch stop en route.

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B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

What’s Included:

 

•        Porterage

•        Welcome glass of Buck’s Fizz before dinner on 1st night

•        3 course, 3 choice menu

•        Tea/coffee after dinner

•        Cooked Breakfast

•        Entrance to Longleat

•        Guided tour of Wells

•        Free time in Bath

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashford Park Street Bus Stop A, Ashford
Canterbury St George's Lane, between bus station and Fenwicks
Canterbury
Deal South Street, Deal (surcharge applicable)
Dover Market Square, Dover
Faversham Railway Station, Faversham (surcharge applicable)
Folkestone Bus Station Bay D, Folkestone
Hawkinge Haven Drive, bus stop outside Lidl, Hawkinge
Herne Bay Bus garage High Street, Herne Bay
Hythe North Bound Red Lion Square next to pub, Hythe
M2 Medway North Bound M2 Medway Services, North Bound
Maidstone Bus stop outside Vinters Road Car Park,
Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone
Rainham Bus stop next to St Margaret's Church, Rainham
Sandgate Outside Royal Norfolk Pub, Sandgate
Sittingbourne Railway Station, Sittingbourne
(surcharge applicable)
Walmer Thompson Bell pub, Walmer (surcharge applicable)
Whitstable Bus layby outside Tesco Extra, Whitstable

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01303 261 870

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09:00hrs – 17:30hrs

Thursday
09:30hrs – 17:30hrs

Saturday
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