Wells Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Wells is England’s smallest city?
Not only is Wells the only city in Somerset, but it’s also the second smallest found in England (after the City of London)! If ever there was proof that small is beautiful then this is it! Wells holiday cottages and those in the surrounding villages are the perfect way to enjoy this old corner of England. Wells cathedral is one of Somerset’s most stunning attractions, and there is history at every turn. Somerset’s elegant architecture draws thousands of visitors each year, and it’s easy to see why it’s often the backdrop in historic films.
- Jonny Depp has a home near Wells
- Vicars Close is the oldest continuously inhabited street in Europe
- Parts of Wells cathedral date back to the 10 century
Wells Tourist Information
The Medieval city of Wells sits to the south of the Mendip Hills, and is thought to have earned its name from the springs that bubble beneath it. The city is the smallest in the country, and its 13 century cathedral dominates the skyline, making a spectacular sight.
There is a bustling market twice weekly in the Wells Market Place, and visitors have their pick of unique attractions within a short driving distance too. The Medieval appearance and nostalgic feel of Wells have made it the perfect setting for many a film, and it has featured in Hot Fuzz and The Libertine to name two.
Family Attractions in Wells
Well Cathedral tops any list of family attractions in Wells! No matter what your creed, this stunning masterpiece stands tall and wows thousands of visitors year after year. Parts of the cathedral date back to the 10 century, and its famous West Front has become associated with Wells the world over. There are free guided tours available every day except Sundays.
Wookey Hole Caves are a great Wells family attraction and they’re just a short drive or bus journey from the city centre. The caves are the most fascinating set in Britain, and are home to the legendary Witch of Wookey Hole! Rumour has it that the witch was turned into stone many years ago...can you find her inside?
Dog Friendly Holidays in Wells
Wells nestles beneath the Mendip Hills, one of Somerset’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just a 20 minute drive from the city of Wells, the Mendips are the best example of Somerset’s rural beauty and make the perfect day out for those on dog friendly holidays in Wells. The Mendip Hills are a nationally protected landscape and cover more than 198 square kilometres. There are dozens of walks to choose from, of all lengths and levels, so just check the country code before you head off and enjoy the views together.
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