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Things to do in Wells

There are plenty of interesting things to do in Wells. England’s smallest cathedral city is home to some stunning architecture. Many of the buildings are of historical interest and there is a wide range of independent shops to explore. You really won’t be stuck for things to do in Wells.

Wells Cathedral is directly opposite the hotel. Constructed between the 12th and 14th centuries, it is one of the finest national examples of early English architecture.  The Cathedral is famous for its magnificent West Front which is directly opposite the hotel. It features around 300 statues and carvings. Inside the cathedral are stunning inverted scissor arches and one of the oldest working mechanical clocks in the world. A stroll to the Cathedral should be high up on any list of things to do in Wells.

The wells, which gave the city its name, are situated within the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace. The Palace features a 13th-century undercroft and peaceful gardens. The swans on the moat are trained to ring a bell for food!

Wells Cathedral Shop Special Offer
Hotel guests can receive a free gift with every £5 spent in the Cathedral shop and benefit from a 10% discount on food and drink bought in the Cathedral Café. Simply show a valid hotel room key to take advantage of these offers. Valid until 31.12.18.

Bishop’s Palace Special Offer
Hotel guests can benefit from a 20% discount on the entry price into the Bishop’s Palace. Simply show a valid hotel room key at the entrance. Valid until 31.12.18.

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Vicars’ Close can lay claim to being the oldest, continuously inhabited, residential street in Europe. This street is located just off the Cathedral Green, directly opposite the hotel. The houses form an amazingly symmetrical pattern either side of the cobbled street.

Wells Market Place  has a twice weekly market held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are over 50 stalls offering an interesting array of goods. The market has been voted Best South West Farmers’ Market in the Taste of Somerset Awards and is well worth a visit.

Cedars Hall is a new, state-of-the-art performance centre just a short stroll from the hotel. The venue will be playing host to a number of concerts in the coming months.

Things to do in Wells – Local Events

THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT AT LONGLEAT
10 Nov 2018 To 6 Jan 2019
This winter, stunning Chinese lanterns will light up Longleat once more as they take you on A Fantastic Voyage! Join them on a thrilling expedition around the world, journeying through time and space…
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CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS CONCERTS WITH WELLS CATHEDRAL CHOIR
Thursday 20 and Friday 21 December 2018, 7.00pm
Wells Cathedral

ANTIQUE AND COLLECTORS FAIR
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January 2019
Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet
Unique finds, retro collectables and a vast variety of vintage items make this the West Country’s premier antiques event.
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WEST OF ENGLAND GAME FAIR
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2019
The West of England Game Fair (formerly The West Country Game Fair) is the First Major Game Fair of the Year.
Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet

WELLS COMEDY FESTIVAL
Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May 2019
The festival (founded in 2015) brings the finest comedians in the country to the heart of Somerset for one jam-packed weekend. Previous line-ups have included Stewart Lee, Rhod Gilbert, Alexei Sayle, Sara Pascoe, James Acaster, Joe Lycett, Omid Djalili, Limmy, Milton Jones, Tommy Tiernan and Bridget Christie.
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