Welcome to Wells

Medieval buildings and cobbled streets radiate out from the cathedral green to a marketplace that has been the bustling heart of Wells for some nine centuries (Wednesday and Saturday are market days). Film buffs might also recognise it from the hit British comedy Hot Fuzz – the film's final shoot-out was filmed here.

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$88.90 Day Trips & Excursions

Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge Day Trip from London

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset, EnglandExplore the famous Cheddar Gorge, the quintessential English town and the caves where the earliest remains of ancient Britons have been found. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset, EnglandEntrance is included to this ruined Abbey where you will have time to explore the ruins and the surrounding town. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset, EnglandView the dramatic Glastonbury Tor, with the sole remaining structure of the Church of St Michael after the rest was destroyed by a medieval earthquake. Duration: 30 minutes

$143.46 Day Trips & Excursions

Cathedrals & Designer Outlets - Cost-Inclusive, Small Group (2-8) Tour from Bath

Embark on a journey that combines the very best of medieval & modern England: Cathedrals, Countryside, Cuisine & Designer Shopping… Enjoy an insider insight into the tiny medieval city of Wells. Experience the splendor of the stunning medieval Cathedral & ruined Bishop's Palace. Browse boutique shops & markets before heading into countryside for a fabulous lunch.Explore the discount designer stores set in the historic mills of Kilver Court, breaking for hot drinks & relaxed chat before heading back to Bath with unique gifts & unforgettable memories.We aim to immerse the curious and discerning in the beauty, culture and hospitality of our home region.  So, our tours go way beyond the typical and expected.  We take care of every little thing so that you don’t have to worry about a thing except immersing yourself in our world.We take care of you from the moment you book until after we’ve said goodbye.  We collect you from your door, we get to know you and tailor the tour around you, we cover every single cost and manage every aspect so you can enjoy an amazing and unforgettable experience.Our guides are also exceptional.  Each one is a talented story-teller but also highly intelligent, thoughtful and engaging.  The conversations you'll share will likely be more interesting than you may have thought.You'll return feeling like a local, having experienced an England most visitors never see and having made friends and memories you'll treasure forever.The Highlight of your Trip.  Guaranteed.

$159.22 Day Trips & Excursions

Extraordinary tour from Bath to Stourhead, Wells & authentic England for up to 8

This is no ordinary tour.  It is extraordinary.  We immerse those looking to truly experience England in the beauty, culture, cuisine, heritage of our region.   Each 'Curated Experience' is a chocolate-box adventure that combines history, landscapes, stories, dining & a personalised approach to create a truly magical & unforgettable experience.  We take care of every little detail, cover every cost, & tailor the experience around you so you can relax & focus on enjoying an extraordinary experience... Our guides are also exceptional.  Each one is a talented story-teller but also highly insightful, thoughtful & engaging.  The conversations you'll share will likely be about more than simply the tour...On this tour you'll...Venture to the historic city of Wells for a first-hand encounter with England’s religious & medieval past. Unveil the stories of fornicating Bishops, pious pilgrims & corrupt clergy whilst wandering through its 13th Century Bishop's Palace, gardens & Cathedral before stopping for an exquisite lunch nearby.Journey deep into hidden, undiscovered, ancient landscapes, to the world-famous gardens at Stourhead.  Encounter serenity, awe & beauty on a stroll around the lake of England's most spectacular landscape garden, discovering magnificent vistas, stunning specimens, sunken grottos & classical temples…Admire the perfectly preserved adjacent Stourhead House, a Palladian Mansion that was once home to the Hoare family, before heading back to Bath along narrow lanes, past sheep & stone cottages.

$11.90 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Wells Bishop’s Palace and Gardens Entrance Ticket

Visit: The Bishop's Palace and GardensAdmission ticket includes entrance into the Medieval Palace, Chapel and Gardens. Daily guided tours are available and included in the ticket price.Visitors can choose to wander the ancient rooms of the Palace by themselves and take their time to explore the wonderfully diverse gardens, or they can join one of the fascinating tours which can be either of the Palace or of the Grounds. There is a cafe on site serving locally sourced and home made food. There are also events and exhibitions taking place regularly.The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years and this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a breath-taking moat (with resident swans) visitors can cross a flagstone drawbridge, walk under the portcullis and experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the city of Wells.There are 14 acres of outstanding Royal Horticultural Society Partner gardens to explore, including the beautiful well pools from which the city takes its name; family events, guided tours, a gift shop and a café with the best views in Wells!From family and community garden activity days, historic re-enactment, concerts, talks, workshops and demonstrations to family theatre - there is something for everybody whatever your age or interests.

$55.73 Cultural & Theme Tours

Glastonbury, Wells, Cheddar Gorge and Nunney Castle tour from Bath

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nunney Castle, Nunney, Frome, Somerset, EnglandThis beautiful moated castle was built in the late 14th century from profits made in the Hundred Years War. Described as the most aesthetically pleasing castle in Somerset. Cross the moat and wander inside the castle ruins.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset, EnglandEngland’s smallest city, medieval Wells is enchanting with it’s glorious 13th Century Cathedral. The city, which can be traced back to Roman times, takes its name from the small springs which bubbled up and which can still be found in the gardens of the wonderful moated Bishops residence. Explore the charming Vicar's Close, claimed to be the oldest purely residential street with original buildings surviving intact in Europe. You will also find a delightful market in Wells on most Wednesdays.Wells Cathedral is lauded as one of England’s most beautiful Cathedrals (suggested voluntary donation of £6.00) Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset, EnglandThis charming former market town, and recently popular New Age hangout is packed with a colourful array of shops and cafes and is usually our lunch stop. You may wish to visit The Rainbows End cafe or Burns the Bread or just wander around the quirky eclectic shops. There will be time to experience some of the many highlights listed below:Glastonbury Tor: An ancient hill, which is connected to King Arthur and GuinevereThe Chalice Well and Gardens have been a place of respite, meditation and peace for the last two thousand years for many thousands of people. Admission £4.30 / £3.50.Glastonbury Abbey: This is one of England’s earliest, most important and most fascinating abbeys, providing sanctuary, tranquility, history and heritage in one special place. Visit the legendary burial place of King Arthur or marvel at the Holy Thorn. Admission price £8.25.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset, EnglandTravelling back to Bath we pass through the rugged landscape of Cheddar Gorge, one of Britain's most spectacular natural landmarks with its awe-inspiring cliffs. Sample some of the famous Cheddar Cheese and Somerset cider at a local cider farm.Duration: 20 minutes

$557.29 Cultural & Theme Tours

Wells, Cheddar Cheese and Cheddar Gorge - Private Day Trip from Bath

Your guide will collect you from your hotel lobby in Bath at 8.30am and drive you through the English countryside to the cathedral city of Wells where you will have a private walking tour of this historic city. Places visited include the magnificent Wells Cathedral which dates back to the 13th Century and Europe's oldest residential street. Within the cathedral you will be able to see the world's 2nd oldest working clock. After lunch at a traditional English pub we will visit Cheddar, the birth-place of the famous Cheddar Cheese. Today there is only 1 small cheese factory in this area that produces the traditional Cheddar Cheese and you will visit this to get a great insight into how Cheddar Cheese is made. If you are lucky you may even see cheese being made whilst you are there. At the end of the visit you will have the chance to taste different varieties of the cheese they produce, including a cheese which is matured in the local caves. Should you wish there will be an opportunity to purchase cheese as souvenirs or to enjoy on the rest of your holiday. Before a scenic drive back to Bath you will be driven through the spectacular Cheddar Gorge, England's largest gorge. The road through this gorge was recently awarded the title of the most scenic drive in Britain. There will be the opportunity to stop and walk up to a viewpoint on the gorge where you will be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views over the gorge and the surrounding area. This walk does involve a steep 15 minute ascent on an uneven path which can get muddy when there has been rain, so may not be suitable for everyone. At the end of the tour you will be driven back to your hotel in Bath, arriving around 5pm.