Premier Inn Wells
“The UK's largest budget accommodation provider – ideal for business, leisure and family stays” - AA Inspector
Wells might be England's smallest city, but it's packed with history and stunning architecture - the perfect location for a culture-filled short break. While you're here, take a stroll through the tranquil gardens at the ancient Bishop's Palace, sample some delicious local Somerset cider or explore the mysterious Wookey Hole caves. After you've worked up an appetite exploring beautiful Somerset, it's time to treat yourself to dinner at Thyme restaurant and then drift off into a great night's sleep in your luxurious Hypnos bed.
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About the area
Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.
Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.
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