Sunday 17 June 2012


The city of Wells is England's smallest city. It is famous for its cathedral and its market square. Market days are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays and if it were not for the cathedral and nearby Bishop's Palace this smallest city in England would probably be just an attractive market town rather than the tourist destination that it is.

The great Gothic Cathedral dominates the city and is at the centre of a busy community with it's bustling High Street and fascinating buildings. Wells Cathedral is the first completely English Gothic Cathedral and was built in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Equally as impressive as the cathedral is the nearby Bishop's Palace which was built and extended from the 13th century. The Bishop of Bath and Wells still resides here and the state rooms and beautiful gardens are renowned.

Vicars Close is the oldest medieval street in Europe and Wells Museum illustrates the past and present life of the city of Wells and the surrounding area.

Click here for photos of Wells

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