The city of Wells is the smallest city in England and has one of the country best cathedrals which is the main tourist destination for visitors to Wells and is open every day. Started in the 12th Century and built from local limestone, its best loved feature is the West Fa├žade which is 100 feet high and just as wide and has some beautiful stained glass.

Also if staying in Wells, it is central to lots of other attractions, like Wookey hole just down the road, with its famous caves and Dinosaur models. It also has a large indoor section for kids with arcades and museum. You can even try your hand at paper making. And just 9 miles away there is Cheddar Gorge designated a place of Special Scientific Interest and is a conservation area for its beautiful caves and rare plants and animals. Find out the terrible secrets of your ancestors from 40,000 years ago.

There are several places to stay in around Wells. Starting from the town center, there is the Swan hotel which is a tad pricey, but has beautiful views of the cathedral from the aptly named cathedral suite. There is also the Gatehouse or more properly the Ancient Gatehouse hotel which is reputed to be the oldest hotel in Wells so has lots of character and is just off the main street and both these hotels have excellent restaurants.

The White hart hotel is a sister hotel to the ancient gatehouse and is just outside the entrance to the cathedral green which is very handy for the cathedral, and also has a restaurant.

Don't be put off by the age of these hotels all rooms are en suite and have all mod cons like tv and even WiFi to catch up on emails.

There are also some cheaper guest houses and B&B places in the town center too, like Canon Grange guest house very close to the cathedral and Baytree house just a short walk from the cathedral.

Why not stay just outside of Wells in the lovely Somerset countryside, like Beaconsfield farm, surrounded by 4 acres of gardens and grounds or St Mary's lodge which is self catering and only 2 miles from Wells or Willowbridge farm 4 miles away and see the animals too .

So there are plenty of accommodation options open to you for Wells and lots of things to do around the city itself and in the surrounding county of Somerset. Why not come for a weekend break or even for a whole week, enjoy.

Source by Cassandra Andrews

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