Wells, Cheddar and the Mendips

Bath from £375

The small, pretty city of Wells stands at the foot of the Mendip Hills where the sacred springs or ‘wells’ that give the city its name rise.  Wells Cathedralis the centrepiece of a lovely assembly of ecclesiastical buildings and open spaces within the ‘Liberty’, a precinct entered through three medieval gate towers, including the impressive walled, moated Bishop’s Palace, and the Vicars’ Close, an entire medieval street built to house the choir, and other historic buildings.  We drive up onto the Mendips, famous for their limestone scenery and underground cave systems, to pass through spectacular Cheddar Gorge down to Cheddar, home of  world-famous Cheddar cheese.  We visit the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, the only Cheddar cheese-maker still operating in Cheddar, to see how it is made and get a taste of the real thing.


from Bath – 8 hours

£375 – 1-3 people

£400 – 4-6 people

Please use weblinks below to check for the most up-to-date information available for your party’s tour.

Wells Cathedral – cathedrals sometimes close at short notice for special services or maintenance but we are usually able to plan our visit to take such closures into account

Bishop’s Palace (Wells) – Palace gardens open from 11th February 2012, Palace from end April

Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

Atlantic and continental weather systems meet over England so the weather can be unpredictable.  You really can experience all four seasons in one day!   We advise you to bring wet weather clothing, and cold weather clothing for the months of October to March.  We keep a set of umbrellas in our vehicle.  Please check the forecast on the Met Office link below shortly before your tour.

Met Office