£59.00 per person
Visit the only remaining UK glass factory, Dartington Crystal at Torrington which is the home of British glassmaking. You can watch skilled glassmakers in action creating beautiful things from molten crystal. The visitor centre showcases the unique story of Dartington and its products through six decades. Enjoy a great shopping experience too. Included is a soup and sandwich lunch at the onsite café.
From the Blackmore Vale area, we take you directly to Dartington Crystal where you will be able to have your soup and sandwiches before heading into the visitor centre and factory tour.
In the visitor centre discover the story of Dartington Crystal, its designs and landmark events which are featured in a series of fascinating exhibitions featuring products and images from over 50 years. Having learnt a little about the glass making story in the visitor centre you enter the factory to see “up-close” how molten glass is transformed into items of beauty and function. The viewing areas and walkways let you safely watch the skilled glassmaking both at ground level and from above. All the processes are explained with information boards and displays allowing you to pass through the factory at your own pace.
Once you have enjoyed the whole factory experience there is time for shopping. With a vast choice of slightly imperfect seconds not available anywhere else plus the full range of first quality crystal and glass all at money-saving prices. Or if you prefer tea and cake in the café to round the day off.
Depart Stalbridge: 07:00 – Return Stalbridge: 20:00 approx
All itineraries are approximate and subject to change