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Best Western Plus Swan Hotel
Best Western Plus Swan Hotel

Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2RX

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Located in the heart of Wells, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Wells & Mendip Museum and Wells Cathedral. Wookey Hole i …

£101
Wookey Hole Hotel
Wookey Hole Hotel

Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BA

2.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (570 reviews)

Situated in Wells, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Wookey Hole and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Wells Cathedral. Milton Lodge Garden …

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Beryl
Beryl

Top of Hawkers Lane, Wells BA5 3JP

4.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Situated in Wells, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wells & Mendip Museum and Wells Cathedral. Wookey Hole is 2. …

£100
The Thatched Cottage Inn
The Thatched Cottage Inn
2.2 mi from Wells
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (39 reviews)

Situated in Cannards Grave, this inn is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Kilver Court and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Royal Bath and West …

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Charlton House Spa Hotel
Charlton House Spa Hotel
2.4 mi from Wells
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (92 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this spa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Kilver Court and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Royal Bat …

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Holcombe Inn
Holcombe Inn
3.8 mi from Wells
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (229 reviews)

Situated in Leigh upon Mendip, this luxury inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Radstock Museum, Kilver Court, and Farrington Park …

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The Manor House Inn
The Manor House Inn
4.8 mi from Wells
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Ditcheat, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Avalon Vineyard, Royal Bath and West Showground, and Mill on the Bru …

£60
Best Western Plus Centurion Hotel
Best Western Plus Centurion Hotel
5.1 mi from Wells
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (158 reviews)

Located in Midsomer Norton, this spa hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Radstock Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Farrington Park …

£60
Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport
Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport
6.7 mi from Wells
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Lulsgate Bottom, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, West Country Games, and University of …

£84
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
13 mi from Wells
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (125 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bath, this luxury hotel is steps from Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths. Bath Abbey and Theatre Roya …

£242

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Pocket Guide: Wells

St. Andrew's Well, a sacred spring bubbling up from ground close to the 14th century Bishop's Palace, gives the city of Wells its name. The official residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, this is just one of the many historic and cultural attractions which attract visitors from far and wide. Despite the sheer size of its medieval cathedral and palace, Wells is today still a relatively quiet market town and there are plenty of small Somerset hotels in the immediate area that provide perfect accommodation when you're visiting.

Wells Cathedral

The magnificent cathedral in Wells was started in the late 1100s and is a masterpiece of Gothic design and engineering prowess, one of the best examples of its kind in the country. It's full of interesting architectural oddities such as Pennyless Porch, where in the 'olden days' beggars would come to (hopefully) receive alms. The Vicars' Close was constructed in the 14th Century specifically for the Vicars' Choir and is one of Europe's oldest complete streets. The cathedral is best known, however, for the 365 exquisitely carved medieval statues of knights, kings and saints on its West Front, many of them life-size.

In and Around Wells

Wells may be most famous for its stunning cathedral but there are plenty of other things to see in and around the city from your Somerset hotel base too. Many of the finds from nearby the Wookey Hole cave complex have found their way into Wells Museum, for instance, which has displays and exhibitions on all aspects of local history and traditions. Wookey Hole itself, just to the northeast of Wells, makes a good destination for a day out from your local hotel or guesthouse because of its varied amusements.

The city of Wells derives much of its charm from its medieval layout and well-preserved monuments. The Bishop's Palace for example still has its original moat, and this together with the cathedral and associated outbuildings creates a harmonious group. Wells is easy to explore on foot from your Somerset hotel, and there are plenty of modern facilities here too.

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