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Guidebook for Wells

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Guidebook for Wells

Food Scene
Wells has a good selection of restaurants and cafes, here are but a few for your consideration....
Well recommended by previous guests. In the old market place adjoining one of the most haunted pubs in Wells!
Anton's Bistrot
Well recommended by previous guests. In the old market place adjoining one of the most haunted pubs in Wells!
Guaranteed good food - gets busy so maybe advisable to book or you can order to take-away - its walking distance from the cottage.
ASK Italian
Guaranteed good food - gets busy so maybe advisable to book or you can order to take-away - its walking distance from the cottage.
Excellent food in a warm and cosy space. Our guests really enjoyed eating here and they have a menu on-line so you can book ahead (it gets busy so please book to avoid disappointment)
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The Fountain Inn
1 St. Thomas Street
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Excellent food in a warm and cosy space. Our guests really enjoyed eating here and they have a menu on-line so you can book ahead (it gets busy so please book to avoid disappointment)
Fine dining with excellent menus that uses as much locally produced food as possible.
Ensemble
12 Sadler St
Fine dining with excellent menus that uses as much locally produced food as possible.
Lovely freshly made vegetarian food! Menu changes daily as to what's seasonally available. Great atmosphere and has the benefit or a great interior shop to the side and a wholefood shop behind.
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The Good Earth
4 Priory Rd
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Lovely freshly made vegetarian food! Menu changes daily as to what's seasonally available. Great atmosphere and has the benefit or a great interior shop to the side and a wholefood shop behind.
Excellent Fish Restaurant!
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Goodfellows
5-5B Sadler St
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Excellent Fish Restaurant!
Selection of authentic Greek food, a few guests have enjoyed eating there.
The Greek Taverna
20 Union St
Selection of authentic Greek food, a few guests have enjoyed eating there.
Good cafe which opens for special food nights in the evenings. Walking distance from the cottage.
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Andre's Cafe
84 High St
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Good cafe which opens for special food nights in the evenings. Walking distance from the cottage.
Small Cafe but our guests say they serve good coffee and cake!
Strangers with Coffee
31 St Cuthbert St
Small Cafe but our guests say they serve good coffee and cake!
Sightseeing
You will not be disappointed with the local area, so much to see and do within a 30 minute drive....
Beautiful uplifting space to visit, you don't have to be religious to benefit from the atmosphere. Evensong and other choral events are worth attending as well as the High Parts Tours.
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Wells Cathedral
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Beautiful uplifting space to visit, you don't have to be religious to benefit from the atmosphere. Evensong and other choral events are worth attending as well as the High Parts Tours.
Lovely gardens and interesting sights as it's still the home of the Bishop! Good selection of rooms to look around and also has lots of events on during the year.
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Bishop's Palace
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Lovely gardens and interesting sights as it's still the home of the Bishop! Good selection of rooms to look around and also has lots of events on during the year.
Wow fabulous views from the top! Very inspiring and alternative - you can't come to Somerset without visiting The Tor or the High Street!
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Glastonbury Tor
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Wow fabulous views from the top! Very inspiring and alternative - you can't come to Somerset without visiting The Tor or the High Street!
Deepest gorge in the country, spectacular scenery, the caves can occupy you should it be rainy and are very interesting (oldest human remains in the country found here). Great Circular walk but quite demanding.
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Cheddar Gorge
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Deepest gorge in the country, spectacular scenery, the caves can occupy you should it be rainy and are very interesting (oldest human remains in the country found here). Great Circular walk but quite demanding.
Beautiful street, oldest inhabited street in Wells. This is where most of the people connected with the Cathedral are housed. Very atmospheric!
Vicars' Close
Beautiful street, oldest inhabited street in Wells. This is where most of the people connected with the Cathedral are housed. Very atmospheric!
There are many fantastic places to visit in Bath! We have provided loads of information at the cottage.
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Roman Baths
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There are many fantastic places to visit in Bath! We have provided loads of information at the cottage.
Bristol is a very different city to Bath! The Harbourside has the SS Great Britain, The M-Shed, We the Curious as well as the Cathedral within 30 minute walking distance. You'll find information at the cottage.
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Harbourside
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Bristol is a very different city to Bath! The Harbourside has the SS Great Britain, The M-Shed, We the Curious as well as the Cathedral within 30 minute walking distance. You'll find information at the cottage.
Frome is small but has a very vibrant Art Scene! Loads of independent shops - St Catherine's Hill, restaurants and cafes as well as fabulous Vintage Market every first sunday of the month March-December.
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Frome
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Frome is small but has a very vibrant Art Scene! Loads of independent shops - St Catherine's Hill, restaurants and cafes as well as fabulous Vintage Market every first sunday of the month March-December.
Clevedon beach and Pier date back from the victorian period when it was the place to promenade and been seen. Clevedon has a good selection of shops, as well as a sea swimming pool and park.
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Clevedon Pier
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Clevedon beach and Pier date back from the victorian period when it was the place to promenade and been seen. Clevedon has a good selection of shops, as well as a sea swimming pool and park.
Parks & Nature
From the Mendip Hills to the Somerset Levels, there is something for everyone. Walking, Cycling, Bird Watching all in inspiring landscapes...
Lovely nature reserve, backdrop of Glastonbury Tor, sun bounces off the reeds and is very light and uplifting - there are many interesting and level walks there with hides to watch the birds .
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Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve
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Lovely nature reserve, backdrop of Glastonbury Tor, sun bounces off the reeds and is very light and uplifting - there are many interesting and level walks there with hides to watch the birds .
Dramatic scenery and great views with excellent walks.
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Mendip Hills
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Dramatic scenery and great views with excellent walks.
Great walk through the Gorge, smaller than Cheddar but still very dramatic. Further up the road is Deer Leap, beautiful level walk out across the fields with views of Glastonbury Tor and out towards the Bristol Channel.
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Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve
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Great walk through the Gorge, smaller than Cheddar but still very dramatic. Further up the road is Deer Leap, beautiful level walk out across the fields with views of Glastonbury Tor and out towards the Bristol Channel.
Beautiful National Trust landscaped garden and house.
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Stourhead
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Beautiful National Trust landscaped garden and house.
Fantastic National Trust House and Gardens
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Barrington Court
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Fantastic National Trust House and Gardens
Tyntesfield is a magnificent time capsule of an by-gone age. Excellent house and gardens to visit as well as some woodland walk - saved by The National Trust and local people who helped raise the money to buy it.
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Tyntesfield
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Tyntesfield is a magnificent time capsule of an by-gone age. Excellent house and gardens to visit as well as some woodland walk - saved by The National Trust and local people who helped raise the money to buy it.
Lovely small garden and limited access to the House - National Trust.
Tintinhull Garden
Lovely small garden and limited access to the House - National Trust.
Elizabethan House and Gardens - truly beautiful - National Trust.
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Montacute House
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Elizabethan House and Gardens - truly beautiful - National Trust.
Mystical Avebury and the Stone Circle - also has the Avebury Manor which is decorated to be experienced and enjoyed, if your feeling tired from all the walking you can have a lie down on the Queen's Bed!
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Avebury
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Mystical Avebury and the Stone Circle - also has the Avebury Manor which is decorated to be experienced and enjoyed, if your feeling tired from all the walking you can have a lie down on the Queen's Bed!
Really worth the drive if you can and have visited from afar, you will not be disappointed!
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Stonehenge
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Really worth the drive if you can and have visited from afar, you will not be disappointed!
Essentials
Wells has an excellent selection of Supermarkets all within walking distance of the cottage.
Has everything you'll need and just around the corner from the cottage. Car parking is free for 3 hrs, but remember the time you arrived as it's camera controlled.
Morrisons
Has everything you'll need and just around the corner from the cottage. Car parking is free for 3 hrs, but remember the time you arrived as it's camera controlled.
This supermarket is walkable from the cottage and has a cafe too. You have to pay for parking if you arrive in the car.
Waitrose & Partners
This supermarket is walkable from the cottage and has a cafe too. You have to pay for parking if you arrive in the car.
Good food at good prices and free parking, but is walkable from the cottage.
Lidl
Good food at good prices and free parking, but is walkable from the cottage.
Small but has a good selection, free parking for limited period which is camera controlled. This is also walkable from the cottage.
Tesco Superstore
Small but has a good selection, free parking for limited period which is camera controlled. This is also walkable from the cottage.
Entertainment & Activities
is nearby and very small
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The Wells Film Centre
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is nearby and very small
Leisure centre with swimming pool and other activities.
Wells Sport & Fitness Centre
Leisure centre with swimming pool and other activities.
Performing Arts Venue with a good list of Musical performances and events throughout the year.
Cedars Hall
Performing Arts Venue with a good list of Musical performances and events throughout the year.
Getting Around
Wells has a good Bus Service - you can travel to Glastonbury, Bristol and Bath. It is walking distance from the cottage and has information on routes and times.
is very near the cottage
Bus Station (Bay 2)
is very near the cottage
Drinks & Nightlife
Good selection of pubs and a Nightclub!
It's there - not sure if its good or not!
Kudos
24 Priory Rd
It's there - not sure if its good or not!
A relaxed cafe bar where you can go for a drink or food. Buzzy, always seems to have a lot of people there.
Fosso Lounge
41 High St
A relaxed cafe bar where you can go for a drink or food. Buzzy, always seems to have a lot of people there.
Most haunted pub in Wells! Good place for a drink with views over the market place. Our guests have not been impressed with the service or food but good if you just want a drink!
The crown pub
Most haunted pub in Wells! Good place for a drink with views over the market place. Our guests have not been impressed with the service or food but good if you just want a drink!
Cheap drinks and food - it's a Weatherspoon so does exactly what it says on the tin! Can get very busy.
Wetherspoons
18 Priory Rd
Cheap drinks and food - it's a Weatherspoon so does exactly what it says on the tin! Can get very busy.
This pub used to be the Old Jail house! It's also meant to be haunted!
The City Arms
69 High St
This pub used to be the Old Jail house! It's also meant to be haunted!