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Things to do in Wells

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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Wells
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Wells
Category: Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Wells
Category: Gardens; Historic Sites
Owner description: Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a... more » Owner description: Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a breathtaking moat you can cross a flagstone drawbridge, under the portcullis and experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the City of Wells. The Bishop’s Palace dates from the early-thirteenth century when Bishop Jocelin Trotman, the first Bishop to hold the title Bishop of Bath and Wells, received a crown licence to build a residence and deer park on land to the south of the Cathedral of St Andrew. Today visitors can enjoy the medieval palace building, including a vaulted Undercroft and the Long Gallery in which all the portraits of past bishops hang. There are also 14 acres of gardens to explore, including the beautiful well pools from which the city takes its name, family events and guided walks. The Bishop's private Chapel is open to all and sits next to the ruined Great Hall which formerly housed great banquets and celebrations. The world famous mute swans who live alongside the moat and ring a bell when they want food attract a lot of attention; a tradition started by the daughter of Bishop Hervey in the 1870's. Many of the buildings are scheduled ancient monuments and sit alongside recent major developments that include a new café, shop, learning centre, accessible pathways and interpretation. These improvements also include a thriving new Community Garden and a contemporary Garden of Reflection. « less
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Wells
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Tours
Owner description: Burcott Mill is a traditional water-powered flour mill, one of only 50 still operating in the UK today. uilt in 1863, this... more » Owner description: Burcott Mill is a traditional water-powered flour mill, one of only 50 still operating in the UK today. uilt in 1863, this mill is still producing high quality quality organic stone-ground flour using the traditional methods and machinery that were employed 150 years ago. In the Summer months of July August and September, the miller conducts tours at 3pm on Wed, Thurs, Fridays and Saturdays. Go to the Burcott Mill Website for more information « less
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Wells
Category: Geologic Formations
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Wells
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #7 of 15 attractions in Wells
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Wells
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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in Wells
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #10 of 15 attractions in Wells
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Ranked #11 of 15 attractions in Wells
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #12 of 15 attractions in Wells
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: A great day will be enjoyed by all the family at Santaland...Once you have visited the caves, you will enter the enchanted... more » Owner description: A great day will be enjoyed by all the family at Santaland...Once you have visited the caves, you will enter the enchanted Fairy Garden, Valley of the Dinosaurs, and see where King Kong reigns over his kingdom. You can Make a Wish on our Christmas Trees and tie a ribbon for your loved ones, have fun in Santa’s Festive Mirror Maze and take a step back in time in our Vintage Penny Arcade!Our Christmas Circus Show is one not to be missed! 50 Acts in 50 Minutes – will they do it? Come and see for yourself! Shows on at 1pm and 3pm.Christmas lunches will be served in the Big Top Restaurant, along with other family favourites.Don't forget your visit to Santa's Grotto and meeting the man himself, he will have a smile and present waiting for all the children that visit him. « less
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Ranked #13 of 15 attractions in Wells
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Ranked #14 of 15 attractions in Wells
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