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England's smallest city has much to offer, once you get throught the ugly outskirts that is.
The well earned fame of the cathedral makes it the highlight with the stunning scissor-supports (pic 1), amazing stained glass (pic 3) and Vicar's Close (pic 2), the oldest complete street of 14th century houses in Europe. It was built to provide housing to cathedral vicars. Nearby is the Old Deanery, which dates back to the 12th century.
All things to aim for but, there is more than that and the adjacent markets (pic 5) and the wonderful floral display at the National Trust offices are just two of many other things to make you bide your time.
It is essential that you take the guided tour of the church otherwise so much of its fascination will be lost and there is far too much to list here though I have included much in my Wells pages should you choose to visit them.
The area around the cathedral is where you should concentrate your activities and some of the ancient buildings are available as accommodation, though backpackers might consider them out of their range.
There's the lovely walk around the moat that surrounds the bishops' residence, shopping in the old streets and the atmospheric

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  • Updated Apr 19, 2006
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