Search

Search & Plan Your Trip

Wells

Somerset, BA5 2UE

Type:City

Add Wells to your Itinerary

Wells Cathedral

About

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.

Book Tickets

Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parks

Towns & Villages

  • Church
  • Information Centre
  • Museum

Show Facilities

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

What's Nearby

  1. Set in the medieval heart of England’s smallest city and an easy journey from Bath by car…

    0.04 miles away
  2. Wookey Hole Caves is one of the UK’s largest show caves systems deep below the Mendip…

    1.58 miles away
  3. Visitors to Somerset Rural Life Museum can explore Somerset’s rural and social history…

    5.31 miles away
  1. The Wine. The View. The Experience. The Memories.
    Discover the stunning Somerset vineyard…

    6.74 miles away
  2. Visit the spectacular Cheddar Gorge and Caves, boasting awe-inspiring cliffs and…

    7.2 miles away
  3. From breakfasts and lunches in the Canteen to tours of the farm, and days in the organic…

    8.59 miles away
  4. An award-winning museum that transports you back to the Victorian industrial age; a time…

    10.34 miles away
  5. A picturesque destination with a range of animals including capybaras, camels, pygmy…

    11.39 miles away
  6. Family cidermaker Thatchers has its home in Somerset and with four generations of…

    11.77 miles away
  7. The multi award-winning Haynes Motor Museum is home to the UK’s largest collection of…

    12.32 miles away
  8. Learn to scuba dive in the UK and Ireland with over 180 PADI dive centres and…

    14.74 miles away
  9. Resting place of over 3000 people who died in the Bath Union Workhouse between 1858 and…

    15.43 miles away
  10. Longleat, nestled within 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds, is home to…

    15.9 miles away
  11. The UK’s Best Scream Park, consisting of 5 scare mazes, immersive street theatre and fire…

    15.96 miles away
  12. BIG on adventure! Jam packed days and extraordinary events. Open school holidays.

    16.1 miles away
  13. Visit an Emperor's Palace in Bath. A historical guided tour of the former residence of H…

    16.37 miles away
Previous Next

Map and Directions

Share, follow and love Bath

Don't Miss