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Easter in Wells, Somerset

Easter in Wells, Somerset

Join us on this egg-cellent break in Wells, England’s smallest city. See the splendid Wells Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, gothic Wells Cathedral, and wander one of the oldest complete medieval streets in the UK. Immerse yourself in the past at Milestone’s, Hampshire’s museum of living history, and fall in love with Bath; a unique, feel-good city combining vibrant contemporary culture with a rich history and heritage.

Day 1

Good Friday
Travel to Milestones Living Museum. Step inside the story of our social, retail and industrial heritage and imagine what life would have been like during the Victorian era. See the life size streets, buildings, shops and vehicles, all under one roof. Opportunity to visit the restaurant and the working pub (albeit not with 1940's prices!) Tonight, we have a welcome glass of Bucks Fizz before our evening meal.

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Day 2

Travel along the border of the Mendip Hills and continue to Bath for time at leisure today. Bath's visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain. Opportunity to visit Roman Baths (price not included, approx. £20 pp) before returning to the hotel for our evening meal. This evening at Wells Cathedral, the community gathers at the west end of the nave for the lighting of the 'new fire'. Opportunity to see the Cathedral lit only by candles between 9pm - 10:15pm.

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Day 3

Easter Sunday
Enjoy time at leisure in Wells, a quintessentially English village enjoyed by many visitors from across the globe. It is compact, with cobbled streets and medieval architecture. We recommend a visit to Wells Cathedral*, which is the earliest English Cathedral to be built in Gothic style. Afterwards, return to the hotel ready for our 3-course Easter Sunday lunch. In the afternoon we visit Bishop's Palace & Gardens, which is a short walk from the hotel. The 14 acres of gardens are a haven of tranquillity and peace. Surrounded by a breath-taking moat, we can cross a flagstone drawbridge, walk under the portcullis and experience a true hidden gem.

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Day 4

Easter Monday
After breakfast we head to Marlborough, a picturesque rural market town, for lunch to be purchased.

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B=Breakfast Included, L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

BEST WESTERN SWAN HOTEL ****

Located directly opposite Wells Cathedral, parts of this historic building date back to at least 1422. Today, the hotel offers guests modern amenities in a beautiful and relaxed setting. The hotel’s award-winning kitchen (2 AA Rosettes) uses only the finest seasonal ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. Please note: This hotel does not have a lift. 

 

PRICE INCLUDES;

• 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

• Easter egg for every guest

• Glass of Bucks Fizz before dinner on the 1st night

• Tea/coffee after dinner

• Easter Sunday lunch

• Entrance to Milestone Living Museum

• Entrance to Bishop’s Palace & Gardens including a Chapel Tour

 

*Self-guided visits to the Cathedral are only offered between 12:30pm - 2pm on Sundays (subject to change), however, services will be running in the morning should you wish to attend one.

  

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Barking Station Parade, IG11 8TU
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Barkingside Fullwell Cross, Bus Stop A - IG6 2EA
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Basildon Cherrydown East Bus Stop, Basildon
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Brentwood Brentwood, Outside The Dairyman
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Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop, London Road
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Chelmsford Victoria Road Victoria Road CM1 1JR
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Collier Row White Hart Lane - Bus Stop out Tythe Court RM7 8LZ
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Corringham Town Centre Gordon Road, Bus Stop opposite Colbourne Close
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Cranham Front Lane/Moor Lane Junction Bus Stop RM14 1XJ
Outside Restaurant Opp. Car Park
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Dagenham Church Elm Lane, Bus Stop L - RM10 9QS
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Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
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Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
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Harold Wood Bus Stop A, Gubbins Lane, RM3 0DR
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Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
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Holiday Inn, Brentwood Holiday Inn Brentwood
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Hornchurch. Hornchurch Town Centre, outside Sutton Arms
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Hutton Hutton, Bus Stop just past the Chequers Pub
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Ilford Ilford, Bus Stop outside 6 Clements Road, IG1 1BA
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Kavanaghs Rd Kavanaghs Road/London Road, Brentwood
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Palace Theatre Palace Theatre Bus Stop
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Pitsea Outside Gala Bingo Hall, Pitsea
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Queensway Queensway Bus Stop (Behind the Odeon Cinema)
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Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
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Romford St Edwards Way - Bus Stop H - RM1 3DQ
Out: Romford Shopping Hall
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Sadlers Farm Bus Stop on A13, just before Sadlers Farm
roundabout, nr Romsey Road
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Shenfield Stn Shenfield Station, outside Barclays Bank
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Shepherd & Dog Crays Hill Shepherd & Dog, Crays Hill
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Shotgate Shotgate Post Office
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South Green Grange Parade Bus Stop, South Green, Billericay
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Stanford Rookery Corner Rookery Corner Stanford
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Sun Corner Sun Corner London Road - Billericay
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Thames Drive Thames Drive Bus Stop
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The Elms Bus Stop outside Elms Public House, Leigh on Sea
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The Oak Grays The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane, Grays
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Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
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Thurrock Services, Thurrock Services Coach Park, RM16 3BG
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Upminster Bus Stop M, St Mary's Lane- Upminster
Outside St.Laurence Church RM14 2QJ
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Vic Hse Cnr, Rayleigh Rd Vic House Corner, (Rayleigh Road)
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Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
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White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend
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Whittinghams Grg Whittinghams Garage, opp Rochford Railway Station
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Wickford Halls Corner, opposite Police Station, Wickford
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Woodford Green Snakes Lane East, Bus Stop R - IG8 7HU
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