Founders Brewing Co., widely acknowledged as one of the outstanding innovators of craft beer in the USA, has announced that it is to up weight its UK distribution ambitions through a new partnership with Bedford based family brewery, Charles Wells.  Founders has evolved into one of the highest recognised breweries in the United States by… Read more »

Wells has been used as the setting for several films including: The Canterbury Tales (1973),[102] A Fistful of Fingers (1994),[103] The Gathering (2003),[104] The Libertine (2004),[105] The Golden Age (2007),[105] and Hot Fuzz (2007, as Sandford).[106] The cathedral interior stood in for Southwark Cathedral during filming for the Doctor Who episode The Lazarus Experiment,[105] and was also used as an interior location in the film Jack the Giant Slayer (2013).

Streams passing through caves on the Mendip Hills, including Thrupe Lane Swallet and Viaduct Sink (approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of the city), emerge at Saint Andrew's Well in the garden of the Bishop's Palace,[44][45][46] from where the water fills the moat around the Place and then flows into Keward Brook, which carries it for approximately a mile west to the point where the brook joins the River Sheppey in the village of Coxley.[47]

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Wells and Mendip Museum includes many historical artefacts from the city and surrounding Mendip Hills.[61] Wells is part of the West Country Carnival circuit.

The wells, which gave the city its name, are located within the grounds of the Bishop's Palace, which is still the residence of Bishops of Bath and Wells. The Bishops Palace main features are a 13th-century Undercroft, imposing staterooms and tranquil gardens surrounded by a moat.

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Elizabeth Goudge used Wells as a basis for the fictional cathedral city of Torminster, in her book A City of Bells.[101]

The Town Hall was built in 1778, with the porch and arcade being added in 1861 and the balcony and round windows in 1932. It is a Grade II listed building.[34] It replaced the former on the site of the Market and Assize Hall in the Market Place,[35] and a Canonical House also known as 'The Exchequer', on the authority of an Act of Parliament dated 1779. The building also houses the magistrates courts and other offices. The Assize court last sat here in October 1970.[34]

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Visit the City of Wells in Somerset with its historic centre, the magnificent cathedral, and the unique moated Bishop's Palace. Stay a while in one of the many delightful hotels or guesthouses and get your tastebuds tingling at our good independent restaurants.

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Wells lies at the foot of the southern escarpment of the Mendip Hills where they meet the Somerset Levels. The hills are largely made of carboniferous limestone, which is quarried at several nearby sites. In the 1960s, the tallest mast in the region, the Mendip UHF television transmitter, was installed on Pen Hill above Wells,[43] approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) from the centre the city.

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Wells & Mendip MuseumThe museum is situated on the Cathedral Green (just left of the Cathedral) and is home to the Wells City Archives.

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Also of interest are Vicars' Close, claimed to be the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, and the historic market place.

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The civil parish of Wells is entirely surrounded by the parish of St Cuthbert Out.

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The Bishop's Palace has been the home of the bishops of the Diocese of Bath and Wells for 800 years. The hall and chapel date from the 14th century.[77] There are 14 acres (5.7 ha) of gardens including the springs from which the city takes its name. Visitors can also see the Bishop's private chapel, ruined great hall and the gatehouse with portcullis and drawbridge beside which mute swans ring a bell for food.[78] The Bishop's Barn was built in the 15th century.[79]

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The Blue School, founded in 1654,[57][58] is a state coeducational comprehensive school and has been awarded Specialist science college status. It has 1,453 students aged 11–18 of both sexes and all ability levels.[59]

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On 21 May 2016 Councillor Alison Gibson was elected the 643rd Mayor of Wells, her consort is Mr Steve Luck. The Mayor will attend many events during her year and is kept very busy, click this link to read the Mayor's Diary  or click this link to read about the Mayoral Role.

The Wells city arms show an ash tree surrounded by three water wells, crested with a gold mural crown, with the Latin motto Hoc fonte derivata copia (translated: "the fullness that springs from this well").[38]

The population of the civil parish, recorded in the 2011 census, is 10,536.[1] Of this number 97.5% are ethnically White (with the more specific White British category recorded at 93.5%)[49] and 66.5% described themselves as Christian.[50] The mean average age in 2011 was 41.9 years (the median age being 43).[51] The population recorded for the Wells civil parish in the 2001 census was 10,406.[52]

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In 1876, Charles Wells bought his first brewery on the banks of the River Ouse in Bedford. But today, Charles Wells is the UK’s largest private brewing company, with a substantial pub chain across the UK and France and a rapidly growing export business with sales growing over 20% a year.

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Milton Lodge is a house overlooking the city. It has a terraced garden, which was laid out in the early 20th century, is listed as Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England.[66]