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Inspiring architecture

A perfect enviroment for creative thinking

Cedars Hall

A RIBA Award-winning modern architectural masterpiece, nestled within the mediaeval city of Wells, Cedars Hall is the perfect space to find inspiration.

Quilter Hall

A fifteenth century former theological library which now serves as the centre of the music school. A perfect complement to the ultra-modern Cedars Hall.

Wells Cathedral

The present Cathedral in Wells, started in 1180 and largely completed by 1306, is one of the most impressive cathedrals in Britain. It survives with all of the original buildings associated with the cathedral including Vicar's Close, the Chapter House and Cloisters. It has been described as "the most poetic of the English Cathedrals."

Directions

Road

From London

Leave the M4 Motorway at Junction 19 (M32). In Bristol, follow signs for Wells A37.

or...

Leave the M3 Motorway at Junction 8 and join the A303 westwards. Follow signs for Warminster (A36), then Frome (A362), then Shepton Mallet (A361) and then Wells (A371).

From the South West

Leave the M5 Motorway at Junction 23 and join the A39 eastwards following signs for Wells.

From the West Midlands

Leave the M5 Motorway at Junction 20 and take the M4 eastwards and leave the motorway at Junction 19 (M32). In Bristol, follow the signs for Wells A37.

Rail

Closest stations are Bath Spa (40 minutes) and Castle Cary (35 minutes).

Air

28 minutes from Bristol Airport.

2 hours from London Heathrow.


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Vicars Close

Vicars' Close dates back to the 14th century, and it is the oldest street in Europe with all its buildings intact. It is home to the Vicars Choral, who sing in the Cathedral choir.

Bishop's Palace

Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a breathtaking moat you can cross a flagstone drawbridge, under the portcullis and experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the City of Wells.

Glastonbury Tor

Cheddar Gorge