the classic guide

A guide to the West Country from the people that know…


The city of Wells is rightly famous for its cathedral, which was built in the 12th Century. Though tiny, Wells is a thriving city with plenty of good shopping and eating.

5 Stars

Nov 2015

Mr Harris

Must see - Vicar's Close, Wells, Somerset.

Wells itself is absolutely steeped in history with the Bishop's Palace and the magnificent cathedral (for instance) both virtually next door to eachother. In and around there are many historically important landmarks too - but the 'hidden gem' is Vicar's Close, just to the side of the cathedral..... it is the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in Europe, dating back to 1363!! Astonishing to think these houses have been there (and lived in) for 650 years... and a truly beautiful sight too. Absolutely worth the small walk around from the 'main' places of interest.

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