A one hour visit to the city of Wells

A one hour visit to the city of Wells

Renowned as the smallest city in England (Other than the city of London) it’s Somerset’s one and only city. As well as go and see the cathedral, I decided to find Vicars’ Close which is probably the most infamous street in Wells thanks to Instagram.


lebellelavie - wells

lebellelavie - wells


Over the Christmas period, one of my sisters’, along with my brother and I, decided to have a little venture out to Wells. Renowned as the smallest city in England (Other than the city of London), it’s Somerset’s only city and it’s about a half an hour drive from my parents’ house, so it wasn’t too far for us to go.


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lebellelavie - wells


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lebellelavie - wells cathedral


This was quite a spontaneous spur of the moment and as we had had quite a late lunch, we didn’t end up leaving until around 3pm therefore resulting in us only having a very limited amount of daylight left. Due to having a stop in the local Morrisons thanks to the SatNav trying to send us up a street that no longer existed, we didn’t end up parking until around 4pm. Due to the lack of change on us, we just about managed to scrape together enough for one hour. As a result, one hour was absolutely fine as most shops and tourist attractions closed around 5pm.


lebellelavie - wells


lebellelavie - wells cathedral


lebellelavie - wells cathedral


We had a walk through the city centre and headed towards the cathedral. My brother and sister decided to go and have a wander inside the cathedral but I decided to find Vicars’ Close. Probably the most infamous street in Wells thanks to Instagram as it literally is just so damn Instagramable. Although it was dusk by the time I found it it still meant I could take some pretty photos before it got too dark.


lebellelavie - vicars close


lebellelavie - vicars close


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lebellelavie - vicars close


lebellelavie - vicars close lebellelavie - vicars close


lebellelavie - vicars close


lebellelavie - vicars close


Once I felt satisfied with the amount of photos I took, I headed back to the cathedral to find my brother and sister (And also take some photos ofc!). After I found them, we realised it was probably time to head back to the car as we didn’t have that long left on our parking.


lebellelavie - wells cathedral


lebellelavie - wells cathedral


lebellelavie - wells cathedral


We then decided to head over to Clarks Village in Street as I wanted to buy a new pair of brogues due to mine being several years old and very worn out. Luckily it closed at 6pm so we had just enough time to dash into the Clarks Outlet Store to pick some up quickly. They were only £20 down from £40 – what a bargain, right?


lebellelavie - clarks village Christmas lights


lebellelavie - clarks village Christmas lights


I always enjoy having a visit to Clarks Village when I’m back in Somerset as you can find some absolute bargains there. It also holds some nostalgia for me as I went to college down the road from there and my friends and I would frequently spend free periods mooching round the shops or drinking Caramel Macchiatos at Starbucks, which has now become Cafe Nero, I hasten to add.


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Christmas might be a distant memory now but I’m sharing the photos I took of the Christmas Lights in the centre of the village as I thought they were really well done. And they also look incredibly Pinterest worthy too!


lebellelavie - wells

lebellelavie - wells

lebellelavie - wells


lebellelavie - wells

lebellelavie - wells


lebellelavie - wells


And that’s about all I have to say on my oh so exciting trip to Wells. I really wanted to share these photos so needed to write something to go with it and so why not share the background of why we went there?


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