Wells and Cheddar

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2017

A visit to Wells and Cheddar, including the Cheddar Cheese Factory

Wells and Cheddar
Wells and Cheddar
Wells and Cheddar

Wells and Cheddar

Wednesday 12th April 2017

The coach will drive first to Wells, where we shall have coffee in the Crown Hotel around 9.30. At 10.00 we shall meet our guide on the Cathedral Green, who will take us on a historic walk around the smallest city in England. and in a relatively small area. She will include the exterior of the Cathedral and also Vicarage Close of which the 40 buildings are very much part of Cathedral life. By 11.30 she will leave us at the by the Bishops Palace, giving us time until 13.30 to have lunch at our expense and to explore further.

A short drive will take us to Cheddar and the Cheddar Cheese Factory.   Here you will learn about the history of cheese making and see it being made. After questions, you will be offered a wide variety to taste and the chance to buy not just cheese but also cheeseboards and other utensils. The coach will then proceed to  Gough’s Cave in the Cheddar Gorge. Unearthed by Richard Gough and his family, an audio guide will take you round a small part of this huge cave, where you will not only hear the history of Cheddar Man, but will also see St Paul’s Cathedral and Solomon’s Temple. As an alternative, if you wish to remain on the flat, the Museum of Palaeontology will give a fascinating description of life in 7000 B.C. and earlier.                                                                     

After the tour tea and cake will be served in the Costa Café next to the Cave entrance with coach leaving around 16.30.

Time of departure from Culverhayes Car Park                                         8.10

Approximate time of return                                                                     18.00

Cost   £36  This will include travel in an Executive Coach, guided tours, coffee and tea and cake.

To book, please complete the multi visit form and forward it to Nick Durkin at Overway, The Avenue, Sherborne DT9 3AH  together with a cheque for the full cost or a non returnable deposit of £ 10 with the balance payable by 9th March.  If you wish confirmation of your booking, let us know. Once the full sum has been paid, you will be reminded in the month before the trip and moneys will only be returned in exceptional circumstances.

Numbers are limited to 30 with a waiting list available. Visitors are welcome as well as members and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. So you may think it wise to book early.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact either Michael Morrell on 01935 873535 or E Mail [email protected]   or  between 4th March and 1st April Douglas Maxwell on 01963 251093 or     E Mail  [email protected]


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