Wells is the smallest city in England (population 10,000) lying in beautiful countryside between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills. The major towns of the area being Bristol, Bath Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. Castle Cary is the nearest train station with fast links to London.
Wells is an historic town with a central market place and many medieval buildings including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace. There is a small but busy local shopping centre and a broad range of societies and activities.
The other towns of the area are
Glastonbury about 5 miles south - another Medieval town with a wonderful individual character, a ruined abbey, and the famous Tor.
Cheddar about 7 miles west- famous for its Gorge, caves and of course, cheese.
Shepton Mallet about 5 miles east – another ancient historic town.
Between and surrounding these towns are many small rural villages brimming with character.
The area has excellent schools, both state and independent. Many people move to the area primarily for the schools. Click here for information on
The surrounding countryside is rich with flora and fauna, the Somerset levels and the Mendip Hills have a wonderful variety of wildlife including herons, kingfishers, barn owls, deer and otters.
There are a vast number of cultural, sporting and other organisations. For a list - ENTER
Mendip District Council - Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5BT.
|Tel. 01749 648999||www.mendip.gov.uk|
Somerset County Council - County Hall, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4DY
|Tel. 0845 345 9166||www.somerset.gov.uk|