Things to see and do - Wells
Wells Travel guide
Wells : Michelin's recommendations
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
Market Place GB - Wells BA5 2PA
Wells was the first cathedral in the Early English style; it took more than three centuries to build, from 1175 to 1508. The screen front , 46 m across, is twice as wide as it is tall and has one of the richest displays of sculpture in England. Da..
Market Pl GB - Wells
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. uthbert 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 coffe..
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 p..
Coxley GB - Wells BA5 1RQ
Set in tranquil countryside, this small, charming hotel has a Mediterranean ambiance and boasts spectacular open views across to the Mendip Hills and the famous Glastonbury Tor. Built around a suntrap courtyard, this family-run hotel is situated in..
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..
12 Sadler St GB - Wells BA5 2SE
Simple, understated, city centre restaurant with a light, airy feel; its plain walls hung with framed menus and opening out to boast stunning cathedral views at the rear. Well-executed, classical dishes rely on flavoursome English produce. Preparatio..
11 Sadler St GB - Wells BA5 2RX