Want to see the old face of Britain? Visit Wells!

By on December 21, 2015

Wells is one of Britain’s cities. The city has so many historic buildings of medieval era. This city is one of the most recommended cities to visit in UK. In this short article, I will explain top 5 destinations in Wells.

Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral

This church built at 1191 and finished at 1240. This building called as “masterpiece of Britain Gothic Styles”. Wells Cathedral equipped with some scissor arches, built more than 700 years ago but looks newer. Little journey taken on this building spends approximately 15 minutes. There you can see all features of ancient Gothic.

Vicar’s Close

Vicar’s Close

The place is located near from Wells Cathedral, and claimed as one of the oldest residential streets over West Europe. This short street can satisfy all desires about ancient scenery.

Bishop’s Palace

Bishop’s Palace

This palace built at 1210 by Bishops Jocelin of Wells and Reginald Fitz Jocelin, that’s why the palace gets its name! This palace experienced construction additions, between 1275 and 1292 by Bishop Robert Burnell, in the 14th century by Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury, and the last in the 15th by Bishop Thomas Beckington.

Penniless Porch

Penniless Porch

An archway built at 1450. This archway welcomes beggars to sit and beg for their relaxation. The beggar scenery is now becoming one of fingerprints of Penniless Porch, making most tourists take pictures of themselves as beggars. What a unique phenomenon.

The Old Station Inn

The Old Station Inn

The Inn was built at 1920’s as a hotel. Having a comfortable ancient-look pub, make this place into a place that should be not forgotten when someone is visiting Wells. Interesting? You can get a lot of info by searching on Internet. There you can find so many offers of getting holiday in UK.

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