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County - Somerset | Map
Tel code: 01749 | code search
Postcode: BA5 | code search
Population: 1300
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Birthplace of:
Cyril Pearson
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Folk Customs:
Bridgwater Squibbing
Chedzoy Candle Auction
Punkie Night
Wassailing the Tree

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Pheasant Inn
"The Pheasant tries very hard, but misses by rather a long way. A pleasant setting, traditional pub looks, plenty of parking space, open fires, nice beer... shame they didn't stick ..." More

Pheasant Inn
"If your looking for a mixture of beautifully prepared Italian food,and traditional english dining,combined with a warm and friendly atmosphere then look no further!! Roberto(the landlord)not only provides his customers with ..." More

Pheasant Inn
"A great little pub/restaurant - very friendly welcome by the landlord,Roberto. Serving excellent food with a choice of Traditional menu and Freshly made Italian menu.All cooked to order,nothing has been pre-cooked ..." More

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"Wookey is a charming village on the banks of the Axe River, at the base of the Mendips in Somerset, home to thirteen hundred people. Just a couple of miles ..." More

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Wookey is a small Somerset village situated a few miles to the west of the cathedral City of Wells. It lies on the River Axe surrounded by beautiful countryside in the Mendip Hills. The village is most famous for the nearby Wookey Hole Caves. Thousands of visitors flock to Wookey every year to view the subterranean caverns and the 'secret' underground river. They also come to enjoy the various other attractions now on offer at the site which include a papermill where superb quality hand made Wookey Mill paper is made. There's also a museum to help you learn about the caves and the 50,000 years of man's activities in and around them. Those who prefer life above ground should visit the enchanted Fairy Gardens where you can see the River Axe as it bursts forth from the dark underground caverns on its journey to the sea. Bishop Jocelin of Wells built a manor house in the 13th century, rebuilt in the 16th Century and is now a Grade II listed building. St Matthew's church dates from the 12th century, beside the church stands the 19th century Mellifont Abbey, which is named after the abbey of the same name in Ireland.

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Burcott Mill (0.10 miles)

Situated beneath the Mendip Hills, Burcott Mill Guesthouse is less than 2 miles from the cathedral city of Wells. Free WiFi and free on-site parking are provided at this charming Grade II listed building, which ... More | visit website
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Little Burcott Loft (0.59 miles)

Little Burcott Loft

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A striking loft conversion in a secluded countryside location, with wonderful walking and glorious views, this stylish property makes a superb holiday base. Wells, the smallest city ... More

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Millers at Glencot House (1.03 miles)

Millers at Glencot House

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Idyllically set in 18 acres of gardens and parkland with river frontage this elegantly furnished Victorian mansion offers high class accommodation, excellent cuisine and friendly service.

Glencot offers peace and tranquility where ... More

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Beaconsfield Farm (1.17 miles)

Beaconsfield Farm

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Award winning 5 star period character country farmhouse in a peaceful rural setting surrounded by 4 acres in an area of outstanding natural beauty with views of Mendip Hills and ... More | visit website

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Wookey Hole Inn (1.28 miles)

Wookey Hole Inn
Against the beautiful Mendip Hills nestles this outwardly traditional pub to the uninitated, but once inside an explosion of taste, colour and texture awaits you...

We have the widest Belgium beer range on draught in England, the best ... More | visit website
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Wookey Hole Hotel (1.41 miles)

Wookey Hole Hotel
Ideally placed in the heart of Somerset, the Wookey Hole Hotel can boast luxury accommodation in picturesque surroundings. Wookey Hole is 2 miles from the medieval city of Wells and 20 miles from Bath and ... More | visit website
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Coxley Vineyard (1.59 miles)

Coxley Vineyard

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Set in tranquil countryside, this small, charming hotel has a Mediterranean ambiance and boasts spectacular open views across to the Mendip Hills and the famous Glastonbury Tor. Built around a suntrap courtyard, ... More

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Swan Hotel (1.73 miles)

Swan Hotel

Located in the shadow of Wells Cathedral, this 15th century hotel has a unique charm offering guests modern amenities in a beautiful setting.
48 Individually designed bedrooms come in a variety of styles. Also available ... More | visit website

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White Hart Hotel (1.74 miles)

White Hart Hotel

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This restored 15th century coaching inn is situated in the heart of the small medieval city of Wells, by the cathedral green, just metres away from the ancient marketplace. Situated in the ... More

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Ancient Gatehouse (1.76 miles)

Ancient Gatehouse

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Set on the green opposite the cathedralís west front, this hotel exudes an old, intriguing atmosphere with its centuries-old spiral stone staircase and quaint little passages.
Just yards away from the ancient ... More

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