one of the smallest cities in England, tucked beneath the
southern slopes of the Mendip hills. As well as its
magnificent cathedral, the Bishop's Palace and wealth of
secular attractions Wells has a large business and
There is a
rich mix of shops and facilities.
The heart of
Wells has been going since the middle ages, retaining a
Beckington, commissioned many of the fine buildings in
the market place. Visitors make a beeline for the
wide variety of specialist and everyday shops in the city
and also Wells Museum on the Cathedral Green. The museum
is based in the former Chancellors House, facing the
cathedral and is open daily from Easter to September and
every day except Mondays and Tuesdays in the winter.
trout fishing on the river Tone at Taunton,
Wiveliscombe ( on the A361 about 9 miles west of Taunton).
Other good waters include the Taunton-Bridgewater
Canal, the West Sedgemoor Drain and Clatworthy Reservoir.