The Wells Cathedral is the only cathedral in England that has a Bishop's Palace and a Vicars Close. The cathedral rises above the town and is visible from miles. The most distinct features of the cathedral are the scissor arches. The Wells Museum located opposite to the cathedral portrays the history of the city. The museum is a Tudor building and houses several medieval sculptures.
The Chewton Dairy Farm is another interesting place to visit. Here you can learn about the production of cheese and also see them make it. Towards the north of the city is the Milton Lodge Gardens, which is a small terraced garden. Adventurous visitors can explore the Wookey Hole caves or enjoy hiking at the Ebbor Gorge Nature Reserve, which are a few miles from the city.
The best place to shop in Wells is the High Street and the Market Place. These areas have several independent shops. On every Wednesday and Saturday the Market Place hosts a market selling local art, jewelry and other items.
The city is so compact that all the sites can easily be accessed on foot. However, visitors who want to explore the countryside can easily find taxis available across the city.