The City of Wells is England’s smallest city, but what it make lack in size it more than makes up for in wonderful architectural heritage. Located in the heart of the East Somerset Countryside, Wells is one of those delightful English cathedral cities that, through its sheer charm, draws visitors back time and time again. Perhaps best known for its magnificent cathedral, one to rival York an Ely in appearance and scale, as well a wealth of historic, beautiful architecture, Wells, nicely placed between Bath and Glastonbury and offers a choice of stylish holiday cottages for the discerning visitor. Walk down Vicars Close, a medieval cobbled street reputedly the oldest continually occupied street in Europe, or watch the swans tolling the bell for tea in the moat at the beautiful Bishops Palace.
The three-story Ashlar House resides in the heart of Wells, 70m from the Cathedral Green and perfect for large groups or families, for weekend celebrations or a staycation amidst the gorgeous Somerset scenery. This four-bedroom house provides a spacious and stylish base for your holiday.
For those looking for a base to explore this corner of Somerset, Wells is likely to prove an excellent location, being within easy reach of a number of historical and cultural attractions. The City is just down the road from Wookey Hole Caves, where the River Axe emerges from its journey under the Mendips from Priddy. Find the Witch of Wookey in these fascinating, illuminated caverns, make paper by hand in the 19th Century Paper Mills and visit the Fairground Museum with its crazy mirrors and penny arcades. More caves lie just a little further along the line of the Mendips at Cheddar Gorge – come to taste the famous cheese in the town that gave it its name. An Explorer Ticket will cover your entrance to the many caves, museums and other attractions within the Gorge. Also within easy day trip range of Wells is the city of Bath and donkey rides and traditional seaside attractions on the Somerset coast at Weston-super-Mare.