Visit Wells - England's smallest City
Park at the bottom of Stoberry Park ,or take a leisurely walk into the city centre; we will provide a detailed guide which takes you quickly into the centre of Wells with all its restaurants and Eateries and then enjoy a walk around this lovely little city. We have produced our ‘Walk around Wells’, which has a map to assist you pointing out all the interesting places to visit.
Ask at Stoberry House and they will help point out to you the many Restaurants giving you up to date information gained from guests on all the best places to eat in Wells with all the various price brackets, from real gastronomic treats to reliable chains, gastro pub, and eateries focusing on food from different countries.
Walk through ‘Vicars Close’ one of the oldest streets in Europe dating to the early fifteenth century.
Wells Cathedral, a truly breathtakingly beautiful building with its Chapter House, the famous scissor arches and West Front, contains amongst the finest collection of statuary in Europe. This is where you will be able to hear the choir and enjoy music and concerts from the famous music school attached to the cathedral
Penniless porch provides a gateway to Wells market square built in 1450 by Bishop Beckington; the beggars used to gather here. Enter the Market Place enjoy looking at the imposing Neo-Classical front of the Town Hall. In Wells market square you can indulge in a little shopping from the farmers market from the farmers market which takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Bishops Palace: the Cathedral is the seat of the bishop of Bath and Wells and has been his palace for around eight hundred years. One can see this moated palace with its gate house and draw bridge sculpture and gardens, and the Swans that ring the bell at the bishops gate house.
Do Remember the Wells and Mendip museum situated in a canonical house, the home to the Chancellor; it opened in1930.
Enjoy the architecture of the city, and the alms houses of which there are a number in Wells
St Cuthbert’s church is often mistaken for the cathedral. St Cuthbert’s church is the largest parish church in Somerset, built in the fifteenth century on the site of a Saxon, Norman and early English church. This church this is the fifth church to occupy the site retaining many elements of its former churches. The beautiful tower is one of the finest in Somerset and was restored in the sixties and has the most beautiful painted ceiling on the nave. Annually in September St Cuthbert’s hosts a Music Festival.
Stoberry House provides luxury bed and breakfast (b & b) and is ideally situated for you visit to Wells, Somerset.