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 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 displa..
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. 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 coffe..
19-21 Sadler Street GB - Wells BA5 2RR
"A 15th Century Coaching Inn offering 15 en-suite bedrooms, conference facilities for up to 150, extensive brasserie menu and separate restaurant.Ample parking is available.Dating from the 15th Century the hotel occupies a very desirable positio..
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..
Sadler Street GB - Wells BA5 2RX
In the shadow of Wells Cathedral, the 15th Century BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan Hotel is a history-rich and character-full place to stay. Over 600 years of charm have been crammed into this wonderful accommodation, which is close to the moated Bishops Pala..
11 Sadler St GB - Wells BA5 2RX
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..