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Like most English cathedrals, Wells Cathedral was built out of town somewhat. The calm in and around the cathedral contrasts with the bustle of the town’s Market Square in what is England's smallest cathedral city. Together with other Mendip towns, Wells was a wool trade centre in the Middle Ages, a history explained in the Museum in Chancellor's House. Another reason to visit Wells is to see the ruined abbey of Glastonbury, in its time as prestigious as Westminster’s.

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  • Wells Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Cathédrale Green GB - Wells BA5 2UE

    Wells was the first cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style and was about three centuries in the making, from 1175 to 1508. Its spectacular façade stands twice as high as its width, almost 46m across. It boasts one of the richest displays ..

  • Bishop's Palace Interesting

    Off Market Place GB - Wells BA5 2PD

    This solidly fortified moated palace dates back some 700 years. Inside its walls are gardens, a croquet lawn, a restaurant and a natural spring (from which the town derives its name) producing 15 million litres of water per day (180 litres per second..

  • St Cuthbert Interesting

    St Cuthbert Street GB - Wells BA5 2AW

    Overshadowed by its prestigious neighbour, this magnificent Perpendicular Gothic parish church stands at the other end of the city. The elegant, 37 m tower has buttresses which support the bell tower. The inside features a typical Somerset 16C coffer..

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  • The Ancient Gatehouse

    20 Sadler St GB - Wells BA5 2SE

    Set in a stunning location on Wells Cathedral Green, facing the West Front, the Ancient Gatehouse is well positioned for discovering Somerset's historic beauty spots. Just yards away from the ancient market place, the hotel reflects authentic period..

  • Wookey Hole Hotel

    Wookey Hole GB - Wells BA5 1BA

    This hotel is next to Wookey Hole Caves, 2 miles from the medieval town of Wells. It offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and free parking. The spacious rooms at the Wookey Hole Hotel all feature flat-screen TV, DVD players, and artwork..

  • Best Western Plus Swan Hotel

    Sadler Street GB - Wells BA5 2RX

    Situated in England's smallest cathedral city, The Swan provides excellent accommodation and hotel facilities. The Swan makes an ideal base for exploring Somerset. Visit Bath, Bristol, Wookey Hole Caves, Glastonbury Abbey and historic houses. The ho..

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  • Old Spot Quite comfortable restaurant 

    12 Sadler St GB - BA5 2SE Wells

    Simple, understated restaurant with an airy feel. Framed menus hang on plain walls and it affords stunning cathedral views from the rear. Well-executed dishes rely on flavoursome English produce but have a classical French and Italian base. Preparati..

  • 15c A.D. Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    11 Sadler St GB - BA5 2RX Wells

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