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Wells, the smallest city in England, with its famous cathedral and school at the centre of the town and its community. The area around the cathedral is one of the largest medieval ecclesiastical precincts.

Lots of old buildings to look at as you wander around, including the tithe barn and 15th century parish church. The town also has a cheese shop, Somerset cheese is made locally.

Around this old centre is modern Wells, with its shops and facilities, all at the foot of the Mendip Hills.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Wells to Visit



Wells Cathedral A spectacular Cathedral to visit.

Glastonbury Abbey 5.3 miles An inspiring ruin to visit, the burial place of King Arthur perhaps ?



Milton Lodge Gardens A lovely garden on the hillside.

Chalice Well 5.2 miles Is this where the Holy Grail is ?

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Bishops Palace An impressive Palace with the famous Wells swans.



Wells and Mendip Museum The local town museum to wander around.

Glastonbury Lake Village Museum 5.2 miles Discover the history of Somerset's Iron Age villages.

Somerset Rural Life Museum 5.3 miles Discover past farm life in this area of Somerset.


Out & About

Vicars Close Step back in time to see these lovely houses.

Wookey Hole Caves & Papermill Visit these famous caves !

Croscombe 2.7 miles Take a trip to one of the small villages around here.

Shepton Mallet Gaol 4.7 miles One of Britain's oldest prison.

Days Out around Wells.

Try more history locations, early English times at Glastonbury, later style and elegance in Bath, or take a trip to the seaside to Burnham-on-Sea.

Towns Near Wells To Visit - straight line distance:

Shepton Mallet (4.46 miles) Glastonbury (5.30 miles) Street (6.94 miles) Cheddar (7.25 miles)
How to get to Wells
Wells A371 south-east from Cheddar, A371 west from Shepton Mallet, A39 north from Glastonbury

Wells Tourist Information Centre

  • Wells Museum
    8 Cathedral Green
    BA5 2UE
    Tel: 01749 671770
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The Green Suite
Yarley Near Wells BA5 1PA
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Little Brook
Coxley near Wells BA5 1QP
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The Blue Suite
Yarley Near Wells BA5 1PA
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Wells Weather
Saturday 23rd May
Day :Partly cloudy skies20°C Partly cloudy skies
Night :Cloudy skies8°C Cloudy skies
Sunday 24th May
Day :Light drizzle17°C Light drizzle
Night :Clear skies4°C Clear skies
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