Destination guide

The friendly city of Wells awaits you

The area's cathedral and monuments are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Wells. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the restaurants, bars and cheese shops. Wells Cathedral and Wookey Hole are just a couple of the must-see attractions. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Wells

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Wells a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • We The Curious (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Bristol Zoo (17.7 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Royal Bath and West Showground (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Farrington Park Golf Club (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Ashton Windmill (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Somerset Speedway (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Wells

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Wells is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wookey Hole (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Cheddar Gorge and Caves (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Chew Valley (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Alexandra Park (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Bath Botanical Gardens (17 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Brandon Hill (17 mi / 27.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Wells

The nearest airport is in Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), located 12.5 mi (20.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), which is 32.7 mi (52.6 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Wells?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 517 holiday lettings around Wells. From 355 cottages to 70 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Wells?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Wells:

  • Bath City Centre: 233 holiday homes
  • Clifton: 51 holiday homes
  • Bristol City Centre: 65 holiday homes
  • Bristol Floating Harbour: 80 holiday homes
  • Canon's Marsh: 42 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Wells? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Wells. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Wells Cathedral: 1,293 holiday lettings
  • Wookey Hole Caves: 1,268 holiday lettings
  • Wells Bishop's Palace: 1,304 holiday lettings
  • Vicar's Close: 1,299 holiday lettings
  • Wells & Mendip Museum: 1,294 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Wells listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Wells?

Yes, of course. offers 355 Cottages in Wells. Our other popular types of Wells holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 70 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 31 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 355 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Wells?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 60 holiday homes with pool available in Wells. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.