Day 1. We will travel to our hotel, arriving early afternoon.
Day 2. Today we travel to Bishops Lydeard via Taunton, one of the most strikingly beautiful areas in the West Country where we will have a short stop. Then onto Bishop Lydeard where we board The West Somerset Railway. The twenty-mile journey will transport you back in time, to the nostalgic golden age steam. The passing landscapes of the rolling Quantock Hills and the distant Exmoor only reinforce this truly wonderful experience (admission included). The town of Minehead is a traditional seaside resort, with flat sandy beaches, a beautiful promenade and thatched cottages. The pretty harbour has an RNLI Station and St. Peters Chapel, a sailor’s church dating back to the 1600’s. A short walk takes you to Blenheim Gardens with glorois landscapes and a bandstand with live music throughout the summer mouths. A little distance away is Dunster Castle or Watermill or even go into the famous Butlins resorts and enjoy the funfair.
Day 3. A day of Leisure. You could simply stay in Weston and enjoy the seaside, maybe visit the Helicopter Museum or SeaQuarium.
Day 4. Today we travel out to Stourhead House and Gardens via Glastonbury a small town with a medieval cross at its heart, with its connections to King Arthur. You may like to explore the Abbey and grounds or take the short walk up the high street to visit the red and white springs and wells. Then onto Stourhead. When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world famous landscape garden has its own centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classic temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees. From here you should be able to see King Alfred’s Tower. A 160-ft high folly, it is believed to mark the site where King Alfred the Great rallied his troops, the tower commemorates the accession of George III to the throne and the end of the Seven Year War. Within the grounds is the Temple of Apollo, a stunning circular temple built in 1765 to outdo William Chambers earlier Temple of the Sun at Kew (admission included_.
Day 5. Returning home with a lunch break en route, arriving home in the afternoon.