Wells, Beasts & Baths

The historic Best Western Swan Hotel in Wells is fabulously located in the very centre of England’s smallest city and it is from here that we experience the finest attractions in the area including Longleat, the historic city of Bath and medieval Wells.

Sue says…
“This hotel is amazing, the location outstanding and the staff sensational … I would highly recommend to any client.”

This holiday features parts of the Great West Way, a 125-mile route linking London and Bristol, where you'll find a mesmerising mix of picture postcard villages, rolling hills and historic sites.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Longleat
Today we pay a visit to the extraordinary and unique Longleat estate, the first stately home to fully open its doors to the public back in 1949. We enjoy an exclusive 45 minute tour of the fascinating house before embarking on a safari and track down some of the park’s 1,000 animals - don’t forget to hide all your sandwiches!

Day 3 Wells
After breakfast this morning, we will step outside our hotel for a 1.5 hour walking tour of Wells to learn about its history, the famous 14th century astronomical clock, The Bishop's Palace, the town crier and the remarkable Vicars' Close. After our tour, we head for the Market Place where the award-winning Somerset Farmers' Market (every Wednesday 9.00am - 2.30pm) will be in full swing. In the afternoon we visit the beautiful cathedral where we enjoy a 1 hour guided tour.

Day 4 Bath
Today, we spend time at leisure in Bath where we can visit the remains of one of the finest spas of the ancient world, The Roman Baths, before enjoying lunch in the Roman Baths Kitchen or Pump Room Restaurant. We can then explore stunning Bath Abbey, the Fashion Museum and the Assembly Rooms, before visiting the famous Royal Crescent, a magnificent sweep of 30 Georgian houses featured as a backdrop in countless films.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast we make our way home.

Best Western Swan Hotel

Wells, Somerset
AAAA Collection Hotel Great Views Historic Hotel
The historic, award-winning Best Western Swan Hotel in Wells could not be more centrally located or have a more dramatic view, located directly opposite Wells Cathedral. Parts of the hotel date back to 1422 and over the years, the hotel has been sympathetically refurbished and extended, offering modern amenities in a beautiful setting. All 46 bedrooms are furnished in an elegant, traditional style and there is an elegant yet modern bar, a comfortable lounge with a warming log fire, a beautiful wood panelled restaurant, a terrace which has unrestricted views over Cathedral Green and Wells Cathedral, and a Walled Garden Café for al fresco dining during the summer months. Owing to the historic nature of the building, there is no lift but there are three ground floor rooms located in the adjoining Coach House. • Limited ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & chargeable

Best Western Swan Hotel

Wells, Somerset
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £339pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £73
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage
• Welcome glass of Buck’s Fizz before dinner on 1st night
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Longleat House Exclusive Tour & Safari
• 1.5 hour walking tour of Wells
• 1 hour guided tour of Wells Cathedral
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Prices starting from...

£339 for 5 days

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Features of this tour

This holiday features parts of the Great West Way