Directions and Parking
Wells Cathedral School, The Liberty, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2ST
Depending on the circumstances of your visit to Wells, we offer up to 50 spaces for parking in a private car park, which is just short walk away from the main school site as well as additional spaces throughout the whole school site (including a dedicated disabled parking area). Further parking can be found in one of the five other main public car parks.
If you’re unsure of the best place to park for your visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will be happy help.
Major air, rail and road links are all within easy reach. We are:
- 2 hours from London Heathrow
- 28 minutes from Bristol Airport
- 40 minutes from Bath Spa
Wells nestles on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty – described as England’s smallest city, justified by its magnificent 13th century cathedral – just over 11,000 people live here. Wells is regularly used for film and television shoots including Poldark, Hot Fuzz, Wolf Hall and The Huntsman. The centre of Wells – just a five minute walk away from the School – remains remarkably unspoilt and features many historic buildings, lively markets, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels and more…
The earliest English Cathedral to be built in the Gothic style, Wells Cathedral is also the home of Antony Gormley‘s sculpture ‘Doubt’ for 18 months.
The Bishop's Palace
Surrounded by a breath-taking moat, visitors can cross a flagstone drawbridge, walk under the portcullis and experience a true hidden gem.
Dating back to the 14th Century, Vicars’ Close is the oldest street in Europe with all of its buildings intact.
Wells High Street
In addition to a number of charming shops and cafés, there is a thriving market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.