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Bishop's Palace, Somerset


  • Located in Wells, Somerset, South West England, England
  • The Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD
  • Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for around eight hundred years
  • Next to Wells Cathedral
  • Surrounded by a moat and high walls with gatehouse and drawbridge
  • Fourteen acres of gardens including St.Andrew's Spring from which the city takes its name

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www.bishopspalacewells.co.uk
Bishop's Palace, Somerset


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Wells Cathedral

Located in Wells, Somerset, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. West front contains amongst the finest collection of statuary in Europe. Famous for scissor arches inside the cathedral that support its central tower. Begun in 1180. Wells Cathedral...

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Wells and Mendip Museum

Located in Wells, Somerset, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Excellent local museum covering Wells City and The Mendips. Opened 1930. Formerly a canonical house, home to Chancellor. Among exhibits, the stuffed body of the first swan to ring the moat bell at the Bishop's gatehouse...

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The Ancient Gatehouse, Wells
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 9; Rates: 70 - 105 Per Night

Set in a stunning location on Wells Cathedral Green, facing the West Front, the Ancient Gatehouse is well positioned for discovering Somerset's historic beauty spots...

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Best Western The Swan Hotel, Wells
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 49; Rates: 82 - 300 Per Night

Situated in England's smallest cathedral city, The Swan provides excellent accommodation and hotel facilities The Swan makes an ideal base for exploring Somerset Visit Bath, Bristol, Wookey Hole Caves, Glastonbury Abbey...

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The White Hart Hotel, Wells
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 15; Rates: 60 - 108 Per Night

This restored 15th century coaching inn is situated in the heart of the small medieval city of Wells, by the cathedral green, just metres away from the ancient marketplace...

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