CHEDDAR GORGE & DORSET COAST WEEKENDER
EXPLORE UNDERGROUND CAVERNS. RELAX BY THE BREATHTAKING SCENERY OF THE DORSET COAST.
VISIT MEDIEVAL WELLS CATHEDRAL.
Sat24th - Sun 25th June 2017
£130 per person in a shared twin or double room
(limited single supplements available for £25 extra per night)
On this incredible weekend trip we'll explore underground in stunning stalactite caves, take in incredible views from gorge clifftops where peregrine falcons soar, and spend some time on the beautiful Jurassic coast.
Departing bright and early from South Kensington, we'll travel to the rural splendour of Somerset. Our first stop will be Wells, where you'll have a chance to visit the “most poetic of English Cathedrals” set in the heart of this small and picturesque medieval city.
From there we will travel to Cheddar Gorge, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the biggest gorge in the UK. Dramatic cliffs rise to 450ft and spectacular views over the Somerset countryside. You can also explore stalactite caverns underground and discover fascinating stories about our prehistoric ancestors! Feeling adventurous? Why not book a rock climbing or adventure caving session?
We will stay overnight at the comfortable Best Western Tiverton Hotel, dinner and breakfast are included in the cost of your stay!
After breakfast, we will drive South to Dorset where we'll spend a day by the seaside along the famous Jurassic coast. We'll head to Lulworth Cove, one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the heritage centre in the village to learn about the area's unique geology, and spend your time as you wish. Relax by the shore, or walk the coast path to Durdle Door, a picturesque natural cliff arch. Or, walk the 2 mile path to 17th Century Lulworth Castle and park. If the weather isn't on our side, we'll have a plan B prepared!
We'll travel from here straight back to London, aiming to arrive early evening.
Departure/Drop off point
Outside Union Car Park, Harrington Road, South Kensington
From South Kensington Station, exit via the left hand stairs when you come through the ticket barriers. Turn right and cross at the traffic lights. Walk up Harrington Road, between the optician and the NatWest bank. You will pass the big grey Ampersand Hotel on your right. Keep walking until you come to the wooden fence on the left, this is Union Car Park. We will meet you on the pavement by the phone box.
7.30am on Sat 24th June 2017
8.30pm on Sun 25th June 2017
Sat 24th June
7.30am – depart South Kensington
10.30am – arrive Wells, depart 12.30pm
1pm – arrive Cheddar Gorge, depart 5.30pm
6.30pm – arrive Tiverton Hotel
Sun 25th June
9.30am – depart hotel
11.30am – Arrive Lulworth Cove, depart 5pm
8.30pm - arrive South Kensington
Return coach travel from Central London & transfers, 1 night accommodation, 3 course dinner & breakfast in a 3* hotel, the services of a tour guide
Other food & drink, Tickets to attractions (including Cheddar Gorge, this will cost approx. £15 per adult), gratuities
*Timings are approximate and the schedule is subject to change when required. Please check your booking confirmation for any changes to departure time. Your tour guide will confirm times to be back at the coach at each stop, the schedule above is a guideline only. See here for full terms & conditions.
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