England's smallest city is a charming place with Tudor buildings and a splendid cathedral.
Town Hall, Market Place, Wells
Tel (01749) 672552
Local buses connect Wells to towns in Somerset and neighbouring counties. Bus 173 goes to Bath and bus 376 goes to Bristol.
The Bishop's Palace has been the home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells since 1206, after Bishop Jocelin Trotman received the licence to build the palace south of the cathedral. The palace is well maintained and features a Jacobean staircase and Victorian Gothic rooms where you can see the Coronation Cape and the Glastonbury Chair.
The Bishop's Palace, Wells
Tel (01749) 678691
Admission £5-5.50, £4-4.40 students
Open Apr-Oct Mon-Fri 10.30am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm
This impressive church dates from the 13th century and is one of the largest in Somerset.
St Cuthbert Street, Wells
Tel (01749) 673136
Wells Cathedral dates from 1180, although a church as been on the site since 705. It is an impressive building, particularly for such a tiny city.
Cathedral Green, Wells
Tel (01749) 674 483
Admission £5.50 donation, £2.50 students
Open Jan-Mar 7am-6pm daily; Apr-Sep 7am-7pm daily; Oct-Dec 7am-6pm daily