Wells is England's smallest city and is dominated by its cathedral. The medieval city remains remarkably unspoilt and has many beautiful buildings including the medieval moated Bishop's Palace, home to the Bishop of Bath and Wells for over 800 years and surrounded by 14 acres of stunning gardens.
The famous Cathedral, with over 300 original medieval statues adorning the West Front.
The Wells Market Place, with lively markets twice a week, narrow streets and an eclectic mix of building styles all reflect on the development of the city.
Close to Wells are the famous Wookey Hole Caves and Papermill, caverns formed from the Mendip limestone. Other geological landmarks include the dramatic cliffs of Cheddar Gorge, Britain's biggest gorge, and the stunning Cheddar Caves.
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Wells is easily reached by both car and public transport. Situated approximately 20 miles from Bath, Bristol and Bristol International Airport, it is the perfect location from which to explore the beautiful county of Somerset. Driving time from Bath and Bristol is approximately 40 minutes and directions to Wells can be found on our website. The nearest train station to Wells is Castle Cary from which there are direct services to London Paddington and the West Country. This is located approximately 13 miles from Wells with a journey time of just over 25 minutes. Taxis are available at Castle Cary train station. Regular bus services to and from Wells operate from Bath (No. 173), Bristol (No. 376) and, more locally, Shepton Mallet (Nos 161/162).
There are several car parks in Wells and we advise those intending to stay for a good part of the day to use the Long Stay car parks, including the long stay car parking facilities at Waitrose on Whiting Way (long stay parking is on the upper floor of this car park). Parking for those with disabilities is available on Cathedral Green.