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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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Vicar's Close

Located in Wells, Somerset, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

One of the oldest streets in Europe still in existence. Built to provide homes for the Vicars' Choir. Dates from early fifteenth century. Original cobblestoned surface. Close by Wells Cathedral Chapter House...

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Bishop's Palace

Located in Wells, Somerset, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

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 fro...

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Wells St Cuthbert's Church

Located in Wells, Somerset, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Often mistaken for the cathedral, Wells St Cuthbert's is Somerset's largest church. Built in fifteenth century on site of previous churches (Saxon, Norman, early English). Excellent example of Somerset Perpendicular chur...

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Almshouses

Located in Wells, Somerset, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Bricke's Almshouses was founded in 1637 by Walter Bricke. There are a number of almshouses around Wells St Cuthbert's Church. A short walk from Wells Cathedral, Bishop's Palace and Vicar's Close...

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Wookey Hole

Located in Wookey Hole, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 1.7 miles away.

Extremely popular South West England tourist attraction. Caves used by humans for 50,000 years. Formed by action of the River Axe on the limestone hills. Located in the Mendip Hills AONB near Wells City and Cheddar Gorge...

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The shambles

Located in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 4.4 miles away.

Where local butchers displayed and sold meat...

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Shepton Mallet HM Prison

Located in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 4.6 miles away.

Oldest prison in the UK. Category C lifers only...

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Glastonbury Tor

Located in Glastonbury, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 5.1 miles away.

Reputedly the birthplace of King Arthur. Glastonbury Tor offers stunning views across Somerset. With evidence of neolithic tools, it is believed the site has been occupied since prehistory. There have been a fort and sev...

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Glastonbury Abbey

Located in Glastonbury, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 5.4 miles away.

It is said that King Arthur is buried within the grounds. Once second only in wealth to Westminster Abbey. Destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. There is an excellent visitor centre, ample parking and a bu...

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Glastonbury and Chilkwell Guy Fawkes Carnival

Located in Glastonbury, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 5.4 miles away.

November carnival dating from the nineteenth century. Celebrates a famous incident in English history, the attempt to blow up Parliament by Guy Fawkes...

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Glastonbury Abbey Tithe Barn

Located in Glastonbury, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 5.4 miles away.

Magnificent fourteenth century tithe barn once belonging to Glastonbury Abbey. At centre of the Somerset Rural Life Museum. Free entry to both museum and tithe barn...

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Somerset Rural Life Museum

Located in Glastonbury, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 5.4 miles away.

Excellent, free local museum with the magnificent Glastonbury Abbey Tithe Barn at its centre. 'In the Abbey Farmhouse the social and domestic life of Victorian Somerset is described in reconstructed rooms and an exhibiti...

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Abbot's Fish House

Located in Meare, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 6.7 miles away.

'The only surviving monastic fishery building in England' (English Heritage). Owned by the Abbot of Glastonbury. Home to the Abbot's water bailiff. Used to dry and salt fish. Managed by English Heritage...

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Clarks Shoe Museum, Somerset

Located in Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 7.0 miles away.

Museum dedicated to the famous British shoe manufacturer. Based in Street, Somerset, Clarks is one of the most successful privately owned companies in the UK. The shoe company was founded by the Clark brothers in the ear...

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Cheddar Gorge

Located in Cheddar, Somerset, South West England, England

Approximately 7.2 miles away.

The largest gorge in the United Kingdom. Rock faces as high as 371 feet (113 metres). Very popular tourist destination in the South West. Britain's oldest complete human skeleton was found here in 1903. Named Cheddar Man...

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