The City of Wells is the smallest city in England with around 12,000 residents. Dating to medieval times, Wells contains many historical buildings including the 13th century Cathedral, Vicar’s Close, The Bishop’s Palace and St. Cuthberts Church.
A visit to Wells on either a Wednesday or a Saturday will find the market square packed with traders with many local arts and crafts as well as organic and locally sourced produce.
The Bishops Palace is just beyond the Market square and features a beautiful moat as well as 14 acres of lavish grounds and an exceptional cafe. You can also visit the wells from which the city takes its name.
After a morning of exploration you can browse the many shops along the high street and if charity shops are your thing you have a lot of options!
Throughout the city you will find a Tesco, a Waitrose and several smaller convenience stores. You are well served for eating out with some very fine restaurants dotted throughout the city streets.
Other Places to Visit...
The village of Cheddar is famous for its amazing gorge and caves, with all of the associated activities like potholing, rock climbing, abseiling and more. For the less adventurous you can wander up and down the gorge visiting the many cafes and pubs or take in a cave tour.
Frome is a popular destination for all with its winding alleys and streets full of boutique shops and it’s many night life locations including the excellent Cheese & Grain where you can watch international touring artists several nights a week.
Shepton Mallet is a short drive away and hosts a market every week as well as a larger independent market once a month. The fabulous gardens of Kilver Court are definitely worth visiting.