Wells Things to Do

  • The Old Station Inn
    The Old Station Inn
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  • The Old Station Inn
    The Old Station Inn
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  • The Old Station Inn
    The Old Station Inn
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Wells

  • 1. Cathedral

    We were not able to enter the cathedral. I think a wedding was in progress as a troop of clergymen went and the doors were closed behind them. I walked around and admired the facade with its numerous...

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  • 2. Vicar's Close

    Vicar's Close is found to the north side of the Cathedral and is, or claims to be the oldest residential street in Europe with almost all of it's buildings intact. It dates back to the 14th century....

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  • 3. Bishop's Palace

    Words cannot do this stunning location justice-located alongside the Cathedral, and built in the early 13th Century, this Palace has defensive walls, a moat, magnificent gardens, the springs from...

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  • 4. Penniless Porch

    Penniless Porch is the name of the archway built around 1450 which takes you from Wells' market square to the cathedral green. It's the place where the beggars were allowed to sit and beg for alms....

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  • 5. The Old Station Inn

    The Old Station Inn is a tourist attraction in its' own right in my opinion. It was built in the 1920's and was originally commisioned as a Hotel for the now...

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  • 6. Ebbor Gorge

    After we had made the mistake to visit Wookey Hole we asked the owner of our bed and breakfast for other, more interesting sights. She recommended a hike in...

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  • 7. Visit the Chapter House

    Within the cathedral you will find the most wonderfully-worn set of stone stairs leading to the chapter House.This is the part of the cathedral where the...

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  • 8. Walk around the close

    An English cathedral 'close' is the area which housed all the offices and clergy of the cathedral (and still does, in many cases).In Wells this area is called...

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  • 9. Indoor Market and Street Market

    Every Wednesday and Saturday, there's a street market in the town center of Wells. The market is not very exciting, but if you are in a foreign country, it is -...

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  • 10. Finding serenity and peace at the well

    Much of relevance to the story of Wells can be found in the City's Museum which is housed in one of the historic buildings beside the Cathedral Green. There are...

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  • 11. St Cuthbert's Church

    I. like many visitors to Wells, thought this was the cathedral as I drove into the city.It isn't.....but it is the largest parish church in Somerset, and a...

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  • 12. Vicars Close

    The light was wrong, so I apologise for the photos.But this is a very special place. It is the oldest inhabited Medieval street in Europe.There are 27 'houses'...

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  • 13. Look for the swans.

    Although white mute swans are common in England, the pair which lives on the moat around the Bishop's Palace are a bit special.In the UK all swans are owned by...

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  • 14. Visit the Bishop's Palace

    Not so much for the palace itself, for much of what remains is either inaccessible to the public or has been much changed over the centuries, or is...

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  • 15. See the clock...

    The clock in Wells cathedral could be very easily missed. It is high up on the wall of one of the side-chapels, near the entrance to the Chapter house.This...

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  • 16. Hot Fuzz - Movie filmed in Wells

    A few weeks after our visit to Wells we rented the movie Hot Fuzz, and were delighted to discover that much of it was filmed in Wells. As the movie went along...

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  • 17. It takes time to see it all

    The greatest gallery of medieval sculpture in Europe, a unique 600-year-old working clock and scores of 12th century carvings are among the attractions of the...

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  • 18. The arches, no, not those arches

    Much has not been writ about these on VT, which is a little bit sad as they are a little bit special. The reason they are here in the first place was not for...

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  • 19. Alms houses

    A row of accommodations near St. Cuthbert, the alms houses, are another fine site in Wells. The old buildings and the gardens in front, while small in scale,...

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  • 20. The wonder of it all

    There are more sculptures here on these walls than on any comparative situation anywhere in Europe. One suspects you would have to go to some of the Indian or...

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  • 21. The steps, worn beyond belief

    The Chapter House, completed in 1306, used to house 49 members in the eight sided building with yet another fine English example of those wonderful vaulted...

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  • 22. Episcopal Palace

    The Episcopal Palace has been the home of the Bishop of Bath and Wells for over 800 years now. It looks like a fortress with a moat around it. The swans of that...

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  • 23. Bishop's Mouth

    Bishop's Mouth is the nickname of the second gate leading away from the market place. While "Penniless Porch" in the northeastern corner leads to the cathedral,...

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  • 24. The Quire

    These wonderfully colourful tapestries denote where one shall be seated. One of stature that is. Needless to say, I didn't qualify for any of them. However, I...

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  • 25. Wells Cathedral

    I have been to many English cathedrals but Wells still impressed me and there are several reasons for this. Firstly, the scissor arches are amazing. These are...

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