Wells (England) Reviews
Description:Wells is a small cathedral city and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, England, nestling in the Mendip ... more
Wells (England) ... Hills. The name Wells derives from the three wells dedicated to Saint Andrew, one in the market place and two within the grounds of the Bishop's Palace and cathedral. During the Middle Ages these Wells were thought to have curative powers.
Newest Review: ... for the average person in the middle ages was like a journey to heaven itself. It was an escape from a bleak and hardworking life to a sacred space of immense size, beauty, colour, and sound. When we enter the cathedral we see a large grey stone place but originally it would have been painted and gilded more akin to what one would expect of a garish eastern temple. The majority of people of ... more
Customer Wells (England) Reviews (1)
by - written on 21/09/00, updated on 21/09/00 (Very useful, 62 readings)
Wells, England’s smallest city, takes its name from the three wells or springs, which are located in the garden of the Bishop's palace. The wells continue to flow and as you walk up the main street towards the cathedral green you may find well water streaming down the conduits on either side of the road. As you approach the cathedral one is faced with the imposing West Front which, with its 293 statues, is considered to be the greatest array of medieval statuary in Europe. Admission to the cathedral is by voluntary donation with a suggestion of £4 per adult. I thought this was somewhat expensive to begin with but later, having taken advantage ... Read the complete review
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