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18 July 2018WELLS CATHEDRAL AND BISHOPS' PALACE
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21 March 2017SALTRAM HOUSE DEVON

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WELLS CATHEDRAL AND BISHOPS' PALACE
Wednesday 18 July 2018

Please note that the date has been changed from 10 July 2018 to 18 July 2018.We are pleased to advise that we have had an excellent response and that the visit is definitely going ahead on 18 July 2018.

As we have sufficient numbers from the original attendees and short-list, we shall not be re-marketing it to the remainder of the membership. However, we shall be happy to place names on a new short-list in case of cancellations. 

This information is valid as at 17 June 2018

TRIP DETAILS

Wells Cathedral is justly famous for its magnificent West Front, the scissor arches, stained glass, Chapter House and Vicars’ Close. It is one of the most beautiful and best-loved cathedrals in England and presents a harmonious whole which is entirely Gothic.  

We shall arrive in time for coffee (not included) then have a guided tour (one hour) of the Cathedral and Vicars’ Close starting at 11am.There will then be time to explore further and have lunch (not included).

At 2pm we shall meet at the Bishops’ Palace and split into two groups for a guided tour of the Palace and the splendid gardens. The Palace dates back to 1210 and is noted for its attractive setting within a moat and extensive gardens. The gardens were granted RHS “Partner Garden” status in 2016 for their “outstanding and exceptionally high standards of planting and design”

At 4pm the two groups will reconvene in the Undercroft at the Bishops’ Palace for a cream tea (included) which will be reserved only for our group.

The coach will leave Tesco fountain at 8:15am and leave Wells at 5:30pm, returning to Dorchester before 7pm.

The ticket price of £35 includes the guided tour of the Cathedral and Vicars’ Close, Bishops’ Palace and gardens, and the cream tea in the Undercroft. There are many opportunities for lunch in the Cathedral Café or Wells town.

Please click here for an application form. (We have not replaced the original document so please feel free to change the date at the top to Wednesday, 18 July 2018)