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Wells

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The beautiful city of Wells is named after three springs, or wells, which rise within the city. 

The iconic cathedral has brought people together for over 800 years and its famous clock is the oldest surviving original of its kind in the world! When the clock strikes every quarter, jousting knights rush round above the clock and the Quarter Jack bangs the quarter hours with his heels.  

Whilst you are here visit the medieval moated Bishop's Palace, home to the Bishop of Bath and Wells, and the resident swans, for over 800 years. It is surrounded by 14 acres of stunning gardens, so there is plenty to see.

A visit to Wells would not be complete without seeing Vicars' Close. A perfect photo opportunity, it is also Europe's oldest intact street, having been completed in the mid-fourteenth century.

With a lively, twice-weekly market, and stunning medieval lanes, Wells is a perfect day out for those of you who have a little more time to spend in the area.