Journey to castles and cathedrals rich in history and myth. This tour will take you to the moated castle ruins of Nunney, to Glastonbury, and the holy Glastonbury Tor – forever linked with the mystical Isle of Avalon and the classical Cathedral City of Wells.
Journey deep into Somerset and King Arthur’s realm and discover a Mystical England full of Ancient Beauty & Wonder.
Nunney Castle:Moated castle, built in the late 14th century from profits made in the Hundred Years War. Described as the most aesthetically pleasing castle in Somerset.
Glastonbury:This former market town turned New Age hangout is usually our lunch stop, you may wish to visit The Rainbows End cafe or Burns the Bread or just wander around the quirky eclectic shops. There will be time to experience some of the highlights below:
Glastonbury Tor:An ancient hill, which is connected to King Arthur and Guinevere, where two ancient, sacred geomagnetic lines of Michael and Mary combine – the only male and female energy lines found together and of course the Tor is thought to be the Isles of Avalon. Many people have also reported unusual, and magical happenings on the Tor – perhaps you will too?
Glastonbury Chalice Well:situated right between the Tor and the Chalice Hill the sacred and enchanting Chalice Gardens in Glastonbury hold one of the UK’s oldest wells. The Chalice Well and Gardens have been a place of respite, meditation and peace for the last two thousand years for many thousands of people. Admission £4.30 / £3.50.
Glastonbury Abbey:This is one of England’s earliest, most important and most fascinating abbeys, providing sanctuary, tranquility, history and heritage in one special place. Visit the legendary burial place ofKing Arthur or marvel at the Holy Thorn. Admission price £6.90.
Wells:England’s smallest city, medieval Wells is enchanting with it’s glorious 13th Century Cathedral. The city, which can be traced back to Roman times, takes its name from the small springs which bubbled up and which can still be found in the gardens of the wonderful moated Bishops residence.
Wells Cathedral:lauded as one of England’s most beautiful Cathedrals – the Choral Evensong can be a deeply moving and spiritual experience, sung by the Wells Cathedral or visiting choirs. Sometimes we are lucky enough to hear the choir practice. Go to theWells Cathedral Website hereto find out when it is next on. Suggested donation of £6.00/£5.00
Travelling back to Bath we pass through the rugged landscape of Cheddar Gorge, one of Britain's most spectacular natural landmarks with its awe-inspiring cliffs.
How much time will we spend in each location?
Drive time from Bath to Nunney Castle 35 minutes Nunney Castle 20 minutes Drive time to Wells 30 minutes Wells 120 minutes Drive time to Glastonbury 16 minutes Glastonbury 180 minutes (lunch stop option) Drive time To Cheddar Gorge 35 minutes Cider Farm 20 minutes Drive time back to Bath 55 minutes
N.B. 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.