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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 31.12.17.

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 31.12.17.

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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

BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET
Thursday 23 November – Sunday 10 December
Looking for a truly fantastic festive shopping experience? Each year the centre of Bath is transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s paradise, as over 170 chalets packed full of gorgeous Christmas gifts line the streets surrounding the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.
Abbey Churchyard, Bath

CHRISTMAS AT THE PALACE
Saturday 9 – Saturday 23 December 2017
The Bishop’s Palace will be decking its halls with Christmas finery – each of the medieval rooms in the Palace will be decorated with a different Christmassy theme, exploring styles through the ages and bringing the outside in, with seasonal foliage and greenery from the Palace Gardens. Visitors will be greeted by roaring fires, a multitude of twinkling trees and a range of family friendly activities celebrating all the fun of the festive season. 10am-4pm, daily

VICTORIAN EVENING
Sunday 4 February 2018
The hotel has teamed up with Wells Museum to offer guests a unique opportunity to view previously unseen Victorian artefacts. The ticket price of £30 per person includes entrance to the exhibition, a 3 course gala dinner and entertainment. This fundraising event is in aid of Wells Museum and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Call 01749 836300 to book. 
Victorian Evening

CHILDREN’S WORLD FUNDRAISING DINNER
Saturday 3 March 2018
things to do in wells childrens world
Charity dinner taking place at the hotel in support of Children’s World. Tickets are priced at £30 per person and are available from Zoe on 01749 836300. Includes 3 course dinner with coffee.
CHILDREN’S WORLD
reg.charity no: 1172322
www.childrensworldcharity.org