England's smallest Cathedral City
Saturday 22nd April 2017
Wells is a pretty and thriving market town nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills. The name Wells derives from the three wells dedicated to Saint Andrew, one in the market place and two within the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace and Cathedral. Wells is the smallest Cathedral city in England. The Mute Swans in the moat at the Bishops Palace have for centuries been trained to ring bells via strings attached to them to beg for food. Two swans which were given to the bishop by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006, are still able to ring for lunch! There are plenty of cafes and restaurants and we aim to allow about 4 hours in the city.