Wells' gargantuan Gothic cathedral sits plum in the centre of the city, surrounded by one of the largest cathedral closes anywhere in...
Wells & Mendip Museum
Surrounding Wells Cathedral is a cluster of ecclesiastical buildings that form the medieval Cathedral Close. The Vicars' Close is a...
Wells Cathedral forms the centrepiece of a cluster of ecclesiastical buildings dating back to the Middle Ages. Facing the west front, on...
There's a choice of settings at Goodfellows: a continental-style cafe for quick lunches, cakes and pastries, or a full-blown seafood...
Bishop's Palace information
Built for the bishop in the 13th century, this moat-ringed palace is purportedly the oldest inhabited building in England. Inside, the palace's state rooms and ruined great hall are worth a look, but it's the shady gardens that are the real draw. The natural springs after which Wells is named bubble up in the palace's grounds.
Famously, the palace's population of mute swans have been trained to ring a bell when they want to be fed.
Guided tours are included in the admission price and run at 11.30am and 2.30pm during summer.