cathedral city in Somerset, England

Wells is a city in the county of Somerset. It is in the district of Mendip. The only other city in Somerset is Bath. In 2001 there were 10,406 people living in Wells.[1]

Vicar's Close

Wells Cathedral is in Wells. The cathedral is very popular with visitors to Wells. The cathedral has a school attached to it. Timothy K. Murray, a composer, was a student there.

The city of Wells is named after springs in the grounds of the Bishop's Palace.[2]

It is the second smallest city in the United Kingdom after St Davids in Wales.


  1. "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". www.ons.gov.uk.
  2. "Welcome to the Wells City Council website - Wells City Council serving Englands smallest Cathedral City". www.wells.gov.uk.