Exhibits include those on local life, cathedral architecture and archaeological finds from the nearby cave network of Wookey Hole ,...
Wells' gargantuan Gothic cathedral sits plumb in the centre of the city, surrounded by one of the largest cathedral closes anywhere in...
Built for the bishop in the 13th century, this moat-ringed palace is purportedly the oldest inhabited building in England. Inside, the...
There's an easy-going charm to Square Edge, a retro eatery where 1950s movie posters frame old jukeboxes and vintage radios. Treats...
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Wells Cathedral forms the centrepiece of a cluster of ecclesiastical buildings dating back to the Middle Ages. Facing the west front, on the left are the 15th-century Old Deanery and the Wells Museum .
Further north, Vicars' Close is a stunning 14th-century cobbled street, with a chapel at the end; members of the cathedral choir still live here. It is thought to be the oldest complete medieval street in Europe.
Penniless Porch, a corner gate leading on to Market Place, is so-called because beggars asked for alms here.