Highgate Cottage Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Wells, Somerset
Highgate Cottage Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Wells, Somerset

Whether you want to stroll around the region's beautiful towns and villages, go down a cave, watch the wildlife on the levels or pursue more serious walking or cycling, there is something for everyone.

Here are some of our favourite places to visit.


Wells is the smallest city in England with only about 10,000 inhabitants.


The Cathedral is a must: don't miss out on seeing the oldest clock in the world situated on the north side of the nave. Walk up the steps to the chapter house and sit and reflect on this amazing building. The visitor centre underneath the chapter house is worth a look.



The Bishop's Palace surrounded by the moat is very attractive, and the resident swans and ducks are always keen to be fed!



Vicars Close, tucked behind the Cathedral, is worth the small detour and whilst there, the Museum offers interesting information about the area. Just outside the Museum is the monument to the 'Last Fighting Tommy' Harry Patch.


Markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Market Square - a most beautiful setting with the towers of the Cathedral in the background. While you look around the market take a look on the floor by the shops and see the Olympic long jump record set by Mary Rand in 1964, marked out in the pavement. 

Of course there are a multitude of independent businesses, pubs, cafes and coffee shops to enjoy.

Glastonbury (6 miles - 12mins)

Glastonbury Festival- www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

Glastonbury Tor- Stroll to the top of the Tor for a wonderful view of the surrounding area.

Glastonbury Abbey- In the centre of town. www.glastonburyabbey.com

Take a walk down the high street at the many mystical shops and ecclectic souvenier outlets.

Cheddar (7.8 miles - 18mins)

So much to do and see in Cheddar. Whether it's down a cave or two or up the gorge to see the beauty and majesty of the rugged cliffs, there's something for everyone. Go and see Cheddar Cheese being made in the shop, and then matured in Gough's cave, and don't forget to find some of the free-roaming mountain goats running wild on the cliffs.



Wookey Hole (2.5 miles - 8mins)

Wookey Hole is a great venue for all the family. There are the world famous caves and so much more.


Clarks Village (7 miles - 18mins)

People come for miles around to visit this retail outlet. Lots of top and exclusive brands. Don't forget your wallet!


Ebbor Gorge (3.2 miles - 9mins)

A short distance to the relatively unknown Ebbor Gorge: a steeply wooded National Trust site. A great, if a little tricky, walk. Takes about 1 hour.

Bath (21 miles - 45mins)

So much to see in Bath from the Royal Crescent to Bath Abbey. Explore this Georgian masterpiece.


Longleat (24 miles - 48mins)

Visit the animals at Longleat plus all the other attractions.


Contact and Reservations

Highgate Cottage

Bed and Breakfast






Tel: 01749 677711

Bed and Breakfast nr Wells


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01749 677711


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Information for anyone with a cat allergy : we do have cats, but we keep them out of the guest bedrooms at all times.

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