Tourist Information in Mendips and North Somerset
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Wells Town Information

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England’s smallest city is also one of its most picturesque and evocative. It is dominated by a magnificently ornate and detailed Gothic cathedral and associated ecclesiastical buildings. The cathedral’s west front, for example, has no less than 386 niches containing a phalanx of medieval sculptures featuring saints and kings. Within are a remarkable ‘scissors vault’ and a 14th century clock on which knightly figures regularly do battle.

Wells Cathedral - Photo © Pam Brophy
Wells Cathedral - Photo: Pam Brophy

Croquet lawn at Bishops Palace in Wells - Photo © Danny Robinson
Croquet lawn at Bishops Palace in Wells
Photo: Danny Robinson

Nearby Bishop’s Palace has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells since the 13th century and is encircled by a picturesque moat fed by qderground springs.