Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Wells worth a visit! ;-)

On Saturday night we stayed in a beautiful city...

in fact England's smallest city.

And if you're going to see a city at it's best in the autumn,

then you can't do much better than visit Wells, in Somerset.

It has one of the prettiest shop fronts,

in the form of The National Trust Shop.

And one of the loveliest walks beside the moat...

showing off autumn at its best.

It's a most beautiful city and one which we tend to visit rather a lot.

This is Vicars' close.
It was built in 1363 , to accommodate the men of the choir.

It is said to be the oldest purely residential street in Europe,

with nearly all of its original buildings still surviving intact.

And here, in the Wells and Mendip Museum,

you can find out so much more about Wells.

It's well (s) worth a visit! ;-)


tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

beautiful pictures and an inspiration to go there.
Tracey x

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

beautiful pictures and an inspiration to go there.
Tracey x

The Vintage Bazaar said...

so pleased to know you had a lovely relaxing time in Wells after the excitement of Saturday! Lizzie x

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love Wells, particularly the Bishop's Palace and moat and the West Front of the Cathedral. I stayed there in a hotel many years ago - wish I could remember what the hotel was called, but it is too long ago. It was a really old coaching inn. I remember the swans on the moat - glorious place.

Rosie said...

Wells is a delightful place. Pleased to hear you had such a lovely time.x

galant said...

It is many years since we visited Wells, so perhaps we shall now visit again ... I love the gardens of the Bishop's Palace, and I also recall Mary Bignal Rand's Olympic-winning long jump marked out in the pavement and was astonished at how long it was! What a pretty NT shop, too!
Margaret P

Vintage from the Village said...

What a lovely place. Have never seen such a lovely National Trust shop !
Sue x

funkymonkey said...

I love to visit Wells, although if we are in that part of the world it's always dificult to resist the charms of Bath.


Anonymous said...

I love all these places you visit - each one is prettier than the last!!

summerfete said...

Well well!

We drive through Wells on our way to my brother in law, never stopping.

maybe we should..who knew it was so pretty!


Traveler's Closet said...

My husband and I stopped at Wells on our way to Bath. what a lovely city it is.
I love the movie Hotfuzz so it was also fun to see some of the places that were featured in the movie...
we wished to stay longer.

Traveler's Closet: Padua "Padova", Veneto