Visit Wells...

Lots to see in walking distance from Stoberry House

Visit Wells - England's smallest City

Park at the bottom of Stoberry Park ,or take a leisurely walk into the city centre;  we will provide a detailed guide which takes you  quickly into the centre of Wells with all its restaurants and Eateries and then enjoy a walk around this lovely little city.  We have produced our ‘Walk around Wells’, which has a map to assist  you  pointing out all the interesting places to visit.

Ask at Stoberry House and they will  help point out to you the many Restaurants  giving you up to date information gained from guests on all the best places to eat in Wells with all the various price brackets, from real gastronomic treats to reliable chains, gastro pub, and eateries focusing on food from different countries.

Walk through ‘Vicars Close’ one of the oldest streets in Europe dating to the early fifteenth century.

Wells Cathedral, a truly breathtakingly beautiful building with its Chapter House, the famous scissor arches and West Front, contains amongst the finest collection of statuary in Europe. This is where you will be able to hear the choir and enjoy music and concerts from the famous music school attached to the cathedral

Penniless porch provides a gateway to Wells market square built in 1450 by Bishop Beckington;  the beggars used to gather here.  Enter the Market  Place  enjoy looking at the imposing  Neo-Classical front of the Town Hall. In Wells market square you can indulge in a little shopping  from the farmers market  from the farmers market  which takes place on  Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Bishops Palace:   the Cathedral is the seat of the bishop of Bath and Wells and has been  his palace for around eight hundred years.  One can see this moated palace with its gate house and draw bridge sculpture and gardens, and the Swans that ring the bell at the bishops gate house.

Do Remember  the Wells and Mendip museum situated in a canonical house, the home to the Chancellor; it opened in1930.

Enjoy the architecture of the city, and  the alms houses of which there are a number  in Wells

St Cuthbert’s church is often mistaken for the cathedral.  St Cuthbert’s  church is the largest parish church in Somerset, built in the fifteenth century  on the site of a Saxon,   Norman and early English church.  This church this is the fifth church to occupy the site retaining many elements of its former churches.  The beautiful tower is one of the finest in Somerset and was restored in the sixties  and has the most beautiful  painted ceiling on the nave.  Annually in September St Cuthbert’s  hosts a Music Festival.

Stoberry House provides luxury bed and breakfast (b & b) and is ideally situated for you visit to Wells, Somerset.