This full day tour visits the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The route to the south coast takes us through some beautiful ´Thomas Hardy´countryside. Our first stop is Shaftesbury, an old market town and home to the famous, cobbled Gold Hill. Here you get the chance to have a quick refreshment stop with a scenic view.
From Shaftesbury we head south to Lulworth Cove, where you can stroll along the beach of look out to sea from the cafe, a converted boat shed. Here you have the option to take a short walk along the coastal path to the magnificent rock arch of Durdle Door, formed from the Portland limestone beds.
Continuing our journey eastwards, we head towards Corfe, where the castle ruins tower above the village. Here there is plenty to do and see: visit the castle itself with views across the sea and land, Take lunch in a cafe or pub, browse through the galleries and antique shops, take a short ride on the steam railway or visit the model village complete with castle, all in miniature and set in an English tea garden.
On the way back we will break the journey half an hour stop in the beautiful city of Salisbury. We may be lucky enough to catch Evensong at the Cathedral.
How much time will we spend in each location?
Drive time from Bath to Shaftesbury 60 minutes Shaftesbury 20 minutes Drive time to Lulworth 60 minutes Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door 100 minutes (early lunch stop option if not walking to Durdle Door)
NB* The coastal path walk from Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door takes approximately 30 minutes each way. Drive time to Corfe 30 minutes Corfe Castle 120 minutes (lunch stop option) Drive time to Salisbury 75 minutes Salisbury Cathedral 30 minutes Drive time back to Bath 65 minutes
All timings are approximate and for guidance only.
What is and isn’t included in the tour
Food and drinks are not included in the price of the tour. Refreshments can be purchased at various stops during the tour or you can bring food with you. We ask passengers to please refrain from eating and drinking on the bus.
Did you know...?
We meet opposite the Abbey Hotel on Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LF. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure.