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Welcome to the Wells City Council website

Wells in Somerset is an ancient cathedral city in the picturesque district of Mendip, set in the heart of rural Somerset. It is known as England’s smallest city – the 2011 census recorded a population of 10,536 (4,882 males & 5,654 females).
The beautiful city of Wells is named after the springs (or wells) which rise within the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace. The medieval lanes within the city contain original unspoilt buildings, while the water supply, granted by Bishop Bekynton to the town in 1451, still gurgles down the sides of the High Street. Wells City Council is housed in the lovely Grade II listed Town Hall, (a popular venue for weddings and events) close to the stunning moated Bishop’s Palace and iconic Wells Cathedral. Bustling markets are held twice weekly in the historic Market Place, continuing a tradition dating back nearly 900 years, to when Wells was granted weekly markets in the city’s first charter. The City of Wells is twinned with Paray-Le-Monial, France; Bad Durkheim, Germany and Fontanellato, Italy.

For more information about the history of Wells in Somerset click here

Changing Places  Changing Places facility is available in Wells.
  Please click HERE for information.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
To view the Wells City Council Privacy Notice please click here.  This has been written in accordance with the GDPR.

Wedding in Wells Town Hall

Wells Town Hall is a wonderful venue set in the heart of Somerset and is suitable for weddings, marriages and civil ceremonies.  It can host anything from a small intimate affair in the Mayor’s Parlour for 18, to a large glamorous wedding reception for up to 180 guests.
Click here for more information.

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Wells Remembers

 

The Council are compiling a list of all the events that are taking place in the city for the commemoration  of 100 years since the end of the first world war.

This list is changing as and when we are informed of events, so please keep looking in case of any updates.  If you have any events that you would like to add then please email them to reception@wells.gov.uk

Click here to view the list:
 WWI Commemoration Events

 

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