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Dreaming of a holiday in the beautiful West Country? It’s hard to beat wonderful Wells! The historic cathedral city sits right in the heart of Somerset and on the southern edge of the majestic Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding of Natural Beauty. No matter if you want to make some memories as a family or enjoy a little alone time as a couple, you’ll have countless activities and attractions to add to your itinerary.

You can’t skip popping into Wells Cathedral. The impressive Gothic structure dates back to the 13th century and is particularly well-known for its clock that’s over 600 years old! The Bishop’s Palace next door is also worth touring, especially its breathtaking gardens which often host workshops and other family-friendly events. Certified film fanatic? You might just recognise Wells’ city centre from the comedy movie ‘Hot Fuzz’. Its pretty streets are brimming with welcoming places to wine and dine, plus you’ll find a brilliant selection of independent and high street stores if you’re craving some retail therapy. Alternatively, why not snap up some great deals at the Clarks Village outlet just 15 minutes away in Street?

If you’d rather get outdoors and enjoy some of the region’s natural allures, Wells holidays give you easy access to Wookey Hole. The spooky caves are thousands of years old and, according to local legend, were once the home of a local witch. Craggy Cheddar Gorge is a few miles further north and ideal for an epic hike. Wells couldn’t be better located for day trips to other West Country gems, too. Bath is unmissable if you love grand Georgian buildings, while gorgeous Glastonbury has heaps of spiritual landmarks like the breathtaking Glastonbury Tor. Fancy extending your trip further? Consider stopping off in Wells for a few nights en route to Devon, Dorset or Cornwall.

Whether you want to stay in the shadow of the city’s centuries-old cathedral or you’d prefer the peace of the surrounding countryside, we’ve got so many amazing Wells holiday cottages in our collection. Browse dog-friendly picks with spacious gardens, beautiful barn conversions suitable for big families, and cosy cabins with hot tubs perfect for romantic couples’ escape.

Popular cottages in Wells

  • Cottage in Somerset

    Somerset

    From: £371

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • Barn in Somerset

    Somerset

    From: £334

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • The Coach House

    Somerset

    From: £679

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 6VIEW PROPERTY
  • Dale Barton

    Somerset

    From: £910

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 8VIEW PROPERTY
  • Milestones

    Somerset

    From: £678

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 8VIEW PROPERTY
  • Boutique house central Wells

    Somerset

    From: £975

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • Chapterhouse, Cathedral View, Wells

    Somerset

    From: £596

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • The Chaff House

    Somerset

    From: £295

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Featheredge Lodge, UK

    Somerset

    From: £360

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY

Things to do in Wells

Wells Cathedral

Discover the majestic Wells Cathedral, a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Marvel at its intricate carvings, stained glass windows, and soaring ceilings. Attend a choral performance or explore the tranquil cloisters and gardens. Don't miss the stunning West Front and the famous astronomical clock.

Address: Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE

Bishop's Palace & Gardens

Step into history at the Bishop's Palace & Gardens in Wells. Explore the well-preserved medieval palace, stroll through the picturesque gardens, and marvel at the stunning moat. Discover the ancient wells, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, and learn about the rich heritage of this iconic site.

Address: Bishop's Palace & Gardens, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD