Close to the home of the Glastonbury festival, good food and drink, cider and cheddar cheese who can resist coming to Wells in Somerset for some great fresh air, activities and country walks. Wells has some good restaurants & cafes and a Saturday farmers market near to the Cathedral. This is most definitely the place to visit for hen groups who are looking for ‘a get away from it all’ hen weekend enjoying the delights of their cottage and all that there is to offer from the great outdoors.
From rock climbing, caving, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, quad biking, countryside walks & inflatable madness, there are a wealth of great activity ideas right on the doorstep.
When in the West Country you can’t beat a bit of cider and cheddar cheese to really feel like a local. While away a couple of hours tasting different ciders made in traditional ways with some locally produced cheese.
Take it to the edge with Rock Sport caving and climbing. Visit the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.
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Bars & Restaurants
This Cafe has an attractive setting which offers food which is very tasty & good value for money. A family run business, situated in a quiet courtyard barely 100 meters from the market square in Sadlers Street; just look for Heritage Courtyard.
At the top of the High Street is this Italian restaurant offering good food and welcoming service. It does get busy so it may be good to pre-book, ask us for help.
This award-winning Restaurant, specialising in authentic Italian cuisine has friendly staff and warm, cosy surroundings. The restaurant also prepares traditional English table d’hôte menus. Wines, spirits and beers are available from the bar.
There are other great places in & around Wells, let us know what sort of things you like and we can come up with some ideas.
Jun: Glastonbury Festival
With 50 stages, music from all different genres this is a world renowned festival which offers a totally amazing experience. Roads around the time of the festival are extremely busy. See website
May-June: Royal Bath & West Show
A huge agriculture festival which is a buzz with shopping, the best livestock on show & fair ground attractions. It gets very busy so getting there early is a good idea! See website
Aug: Wells Moat Boat Race
Fancy a giggle or two, then this 10 day comedy festival could be right up your street! See website
Aug: Galtres Parklands Festival
In its 15th year, this is held on the August Bank Holiday weekends with people racing their homemade rafts on the moat. There are stalls, music & entertainment to be enjoyed.
Nov: Somerset Carnival
said be the biggest illuminated carnival in the world. These huge floats make their way slowly through the medieval streets intertwined with street performers with highly inventive and stunning costumes. See website
Getting to Wells
The nearest train station to Wells is Castle Cary from which there are direct services to London Paddington and the West Country. This is located approximately 13 miles from Wells with a journey time of just over 25 minutes. Taxis are available at Castle Cary train station.