Glastonbury & Wells Food Festival Trip

Sunday 08 October 2023, 9am - 7pm

Meeting Point: Student Union

Event Information

SOLD OUT! This trip is now fully booked but we have spaces on our Cotswolds and Rhossili, Gower Coast, trips next week. You can find a full list of trips here: https://www.cardiffstudents.com/giveitago 

If you would like to join a waiting list to be informed of any cancellation spaces and future Glastonbury & Wells trips, you can do so here: https://cardiffstudents.typeform.com/to/PEA1tiey

Somerset’s scenic landscapes are home to a mix of historic wonders and romantic legends, going back to Camelot and beyond. Tucked into the southwest corner of England are two of the best places to contemplate the country's mythic past: Glastonbury and Wells.

Glastonbury was a religious site as far back as the Bronze Age — about 1500 B.C. It's considered the birthplace of Christianity in England, and the legendary burial site of King Arthur. Today, Glastonbury is popular with those on their own spiritual quest, and synonymous with its summer music and arts festival — one of the largest in the world. Part of the fun of a visit here is just being in a town where every other shop has a New Age focus, and where "alternative" is the norm.

As well as spending time in the town, you’ll have the opportunity to climb Glastonbury Tor, a gentle yet commanding hill rising out of the Somerset levels. From the top are beautiful views all over the South West, revealing the vast plains below – on a good day you can even see over the Bristol channel over the Black mountains of Wales.

In contrast to Glastonbury's abbey ruins, the city of Wells is dominated by its glorious, still-intact Gothic cathedral. With a population just under 12,000, Wells is often considered the smallest "city" in England, only missing out on the official title due to a technicality. Next to the cathedral is the charming Vicars Close, the oldest in-tact residential street in Europe, with other 700 years of history.

We’ll be visiting Wells on the day of the annual food festival, which is based around the Market Place, the Town Hall and along the Moat to the Bishop’s Palace. There will be independent artisan food and drink from Somerset and the South West of the UK, selling a diverse range of produce, from honey to cheese, to gelato and chutney. In addition, you can expect plenty of street food to enjoy on the day! There is no extra fee to enter the food festival.


Important Information and Summary of Terms & Conditions

This is a summary of the terms & conditions for Give it a Go trips. Full terms and conditions can be found here: https://www.cardiffstudents.com/activities/give-it-a-go/faq/ Please note that in the case of any discrepancies, the terms & conditions on this page overrule the full terms & conditions.

  1. The times listed on the event are from when the coach will leave the Student Union in the morning, until an approximate arrival back to Cardiff. Arrival times back are subject to traffic, weather and road conditions, which are beyond our control, so we cannot guarantee exact time of arrival.
  2. The trips will go ahead regardless of weather conditions, so please do come prepared. This excludes extreme or dangerous weather, where we would of course cancel for your safety. In this event you would be offered the option between a full refund or a rescheduled date (where it is possible to reschedule). 
  3. All Give it a Go events are non-refundable. When you sign up we pay your money directly to the coach company and/or the attraction, so are bound by refund rules ourselves. In the very rare case a trip needs to be cancelled by us, you will of course receive a full refund (or opportunity to transfer to another trip if you preferred).
  4. If you can no longer attend the trip, there may be the opportunity to transfer you tickets to another trip. This will be done on a case by case basis by the activities team and is not guaranteed. There will be a £5 admin fee to change trips, plus the difference in price if the trip you are transferring to costs more than the original ticket cost. Requests to transfer tickets after 3pm on the last working day before the trip will not granted. To enquire about transferring your ticket, please email giveitago@cardiff.ac.uk with your name, student number, the trip that you’d like transferring from and the trip you’d like to be transferred to and we will try our best to assist.
  5. If you will not be catching the return coach, please let your trip leader know. If you will not be catching the outbound coach, please email giveitago@cardiff.ac.uk no later than Friday at 5pm before the trip. If you do not do this, your seat may be forfeited. 

 

 

 Image Credit: Jack Pease Photography on Flickr

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