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Wells Travel Guide: 94 reviews and 316 photos
Billed as the smallest city in England, Wells is truly a ‘must visit’. Whilst the obvious highlights are the Cathedral and the Bishops Palace, the city oozes charm and charisma in many other ways. From the market square, with the widened guttering within the roads trickling with spring water, to the Vicars Close (complete with small chapel) and the market town feel of the whole.
Wells takes its name from the springs which rise in the Bishops Palace and can still be seen in a surprisingly unspoilt setting and has significant and far reaching history. Indeed, there are remains of religious buildings that can still be viewed within the confines of the cathedral, dating back to the 8th Century in the form of a Roman mausoleum. It is surprising then, when visiting, that despite this heritage and the beauty of the city, it is not overwhelmed with visitors and hence retains the delights of true heritage with an accessibility which affords a welcome to travellers.
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