Cathedral Close information
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 & Mendip Museum , with exhibits on local life, cathedral architecture and the infamous Witch of Wookey Hole.
Further along, 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 onto Market Sq, is so-called because beggars asked for alms here.