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Somerset only has two cities. Both are popular with holidaymakers, historians and architects. There’s plenty to see and do in both of them, but only one is the smallest city in England. The city is, of course, Wells.

Located on the southern side of the Mendip Hills, which are themselves an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wells enjoys the warm, sunny weather that this area of Somerset is known for. This is just one of the reasons that the city proves so popular for people enjoying family holidays nearby.

The other reasons, and it’s these reasons that draw the historians and architects mentioned in the first paragraph, are because of Wells’ history and the buildings that is has led to.

The best known building in Wells is easily the cathedral, and it can be seen on a whole host of postcards available to buy in local shops. Most of these pictures will be of the West Front of the Cathedral, which has over 300 intricately crafted statues and carvings, and is world famous for those interested in the history of architecture. It was built between the 12th and 14th centuries, and is one of the finest examples of architecture from that period, as well as being the best example of early British architecture that there is.

Due to the location of the city it’s great for a day trip during a UK beach holiday, so plenty of families go to see it from the coast. When you see the West Front for yourself, you’ll realise just why that is.


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