Highfield is the ideal base for exploring the beautiful City of Wells or the myriad of attractions right on our doorstep.


Wells Cathedral - Less than a mile away

The present Cathedral in Wells, started in 1180 and largely completed by 1306, is one of the most impressive cathedrals in Britain.

It survives with all of the original buildings associated with the cathedral including Vicar's Close, the Chapter House and Cloisters.

More info HERE.


Vicars Close - Less than a mile away

Vicars Close is a stunning medieval cobbled street. It is said to be the oldest continually occupied street in Europe - built in 1360s as an extension of the cathedral by Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury. He built the Vicars Hall and Close to give the men of the choir secure accommodation away from the temptations of the town. The Close and Cathedral are linked by a bridge.

It still houses members of the choir today and has remained unchanged in nearly 700 years


The Bishop's Palace - 1 mile away

This splendid medieval palace has been the home of the Bishops of Bath & Wells for over 800 years. Within the fortified Palace walls lie the ruin of the Great Hall, the Bishop's private chapel and 14 acres of gardens, including an arboretum, Community Garden and Garden of Reflection. This uniquely moated palace has an imposing gatehouse with portcullis and drawbridge which give the impression that you may be entering a castle structure, but inside is a peaceful and tranquil residence for the visitor to enjoy. More info HERE.


Wells Farmers' Market - 1 mile away

A long established weekly farmers' market of 17 food stalls which offer a huge variety.

Wells Farmers' Market not only won a Gold Award in the Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Awards 2014, but was also judged 'Best South West Farmers' Market'.

The farmers' market adjoins the excellent general market.

More info HERE.


Gardens - 1 mile away

Just a short walk away is Milton Lodge gardens, giving splendid views over our beautiful city, and of course the beautiful Bishops Palace gardens and Arboretum.

Or perhaps you would like to venture a little further - you will find Hestercombe Gardens at Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, or Lytes Cary Manor at Charlton Mackrell, Somerton.


Wookey Hole Caves - 2 miles away

A great day of fun enjoyed by families with children. Go and explore the caves and legendary home of the infamous witch of wookey.

Features include: Big top restaurant, Cave tour, Dinosaur valley, Cave museum, Fairy garden, Toddlers' play area, Handmade paper, Magical mirror maze, Penny arcade, Clown museum, Wookey circus, and much much more...

More info HERE.


Ebbor Gorge - 4 miles away

Ebbor Gorge is a limestone gorge near Wells, designated as a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Mendip Hills.

It includes walks, of varying difficulties, with breath-taking views and imagination-inspiring geological formations.


Somerset Levels - 7 miles away

Between Autumn and February, starlings flock together over the Somerset Levels & Moors to create huge and magnificent starling murmurations. Murmurations can be seen across the Somerset Levels, but the best places locally to see them are the National Nature Reserves of Westhay Moor and Shapwick Heath and RSPB Ham Wall.

To find out exactly where the starlings are currently ring the Avalon Marshes Starling Hotline on 07866 554 142 and listen to the answer message, or email starlings@rspb.org.uk


Glastonbury - 8 miles away

Glastonbury, just 10 mins by car, is the home to the World Peace Gardens, Challice Well, and Glastonbury Abbey.

For the energetic, take a climb up to the top of the Tor and enjoy the amazing views across Somerset.

More info HERE.


Clarks Village - 8 miles away

Nestled in the heart of Somerset just one mile from the world famous town of Glastonbury, Clarks Village is no ordinary designer shopping outlet.

Less than 20 minutes from the M5, you'll find traditional paved walkways, beautiful landscaped gardens, a stylish restaurant terrace with indoor and outdoor dining, a choice of coffee shops and of course, an unrivalled selection of discount designer and high street stores offering up to 60% off, every day.

More info HERE.


Cheddar Gorge & Caves - Within 10 miles

Nationally protected, the Mendip hills is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Places of interest such as Cheddar Gorge, an amazing spectacle. You can also visit the Cheddar caves and sample the cheese that has been matured in them.

More info on the Cheddar Village website and the Cheddar Gorge & Caves website.


Longleat - 20 miles away

Longleat is an English stately home and the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. It is noted for its Elizabethan country house, maze, landscaped parkland and safari park. The house is set in over 1,000 acres of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, with 4,000 acres of woodland which includes a Center Parcs holiday village.

It was the first stately home to open to the public, and also claims the first safari park outside Africa. More info HERE.


Bath - 20 miles away

Just 20 miles away by car or bus, Bath and surrounding area is brimming with things to do and see.

Designated as a world heritage sight, Bath has some of the finest examples of architecture including Royal Crescent, the circus, and Putney bridge, alongside a collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, the Jane Austin centre and Thermae Bath Spa.

More info HERE.


Weston Super Mare and other beaches - 20 miles away

Choose the fun packed family entertainment of Weston Super Mare, the 7 mile stretch of sand from Brean to Burnham on Sea or the Victorian Seaside resort of Clevedon with its promenade and pier popular with fishermen.



Bristol - 21 miles away

There are several world-class attractions in Bristol, including Britain's most acclaimed historic ship - Brunel's SS Great Britain, the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, the world's fifth oldest zoo, one of Europe's leading interactive science centres and an outstanding network of free city museums.

More info HERE.





More information about Wells can be found at www.wellssomerset.com


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