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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.
Tourist attractions Wells : Things to see and do
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 o..
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 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..
11 Sadler St GB - Wells BA5 2RX
12 Sadler St GB - Wells BA5 2SE
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..