Local Area Information

Wells  with it's Gothic Cathedral and historic Bishop's Palace and gardens is an ideal base for touring the West Country, with Cheddar GorgeWookey Hole CavesGlastonbury, Regency Bath, Bristol, the seaside resort of Weston-Super-Mare and Longleat House and Safari Park just a short drive away.

For those who like to get some exercise there is excellent walking in the nearby Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (the West Mendip Way starts just half a mile from St Thomas Mews) with cycling and bird watching on the Somerset Levels.

Sporting facilities in the area include racing at Wincanton and Bath, golf at Wells , sailing fishing and bird watching at Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes. In addition, there is a Leisure Centre in Wells offering a variety of recreational facilities.

For those of you who like a little retail therapy the following are nearby:

  • Clarks Village, Street  (7 miles). Huge discount shopping village.
  • Kilver Court & Mulberry in Shepton Mallet (5 miles) for discount designer clothes, bags, china/glass, luggage, shoes etc.

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