Wells Cathedral
Bishop's Palace
Vicars Close
Built in 1180, this striking gothic styled cathedral dominates the city of Wells, England's smallest city. Its magnificent West Facade with intricate carved figure statues, this cathedral is a must-see for any visitor to the area Protected by high defensive walls, a moat and gatehouse with drawbridge and portcullis, the palace has been home to the Bishop of Bath and Wells for 800 Years. Visitors can see the private chapel, the ruined Great Hall and walk in the 14 acres of gardens. Vicars' Close, adjacent to the cathedral is the oldest continuously inhabited medieval street in Europe. It was started in 1348 to provide 42 bachelor dwellings for the "Vicars' Choral" - the men of the choir.
Wells Market
Wookey Hole
Ebbor Gorge
The Market Place lies at the heart of the city and is flanked by historic buildings including the Town Hall, built in 1779. Traditional open-air markets take place here every Wednesday and Saturday, where over 50 stall holders provide a wide variety of local products from food to jewellery and artwork. This popular and established attraction now offers many family entertainments such as circus shows and traditional children's amusements to complement the original attraction - the underground caves. Located on National Trust land near Wells, Ebbor Gorge provides the visitor with panoramic views from the Mendip Hills over the Somerset levels. Enjoy the many footpaths and nature trails in woodland surroundings.