Wells is a cathedral city located in Somerset. Certainly, the most popular tourist attraction in the city of Wells is the cathedral. Wells Cathedral dates back to the 10th century. The vaulted ceilings and Lady Chapel are two of the cathedral's biggest draws in terms of visitors. Wells is also well known for Bishops Palace, which is also still in use today. Bishops Palace covers some 14 acres and has served as the home of the Bishop of Bath and Wells for some 800 years. Visitors will find ample lodging, dining and shopping options in Wells.
Wells is a city on a small scale and it has a cathedral and a civil parish. The city of Wells is part of the Somerset district and the city is situated on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills.
The city of Wells has got its name from the three wells that are within the city and are dedicated to Saint Andrew. One of the three wells is located in the market place, one is located in the grounds of the Bishops Palace and the other one is located within the grounds of the cathedral.
The city of Wells has a population of about ten thousand four hundred and six. Wells has been classed as a city since 1205 and this was agreed and formalised by Queen Elizabeth the second who was the queen of England at the time. The city of Wells is the smallest city within England however St David's in Wales is actually the smallest city within the United Kingdom.
The city of Wells forms part of the parliamentary constituent within the United Kingdom. David Heathcoat-Amory who represents the Conservative Party holds the cities place within the UK parliament. Wells is also within the European Parliament Constituency within the south west of England.
The Wells City Council consists of sixteen councillors that are selected from three different wards, which are Central, St Cuthbert and St Thomas. The city of Wells selects five councillors that make up the District Council of Medicap and these are selected from the same three wards.