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Wells is an ideal place to visit by coach or in a group! 

With its historic centre, magnificent cathedral, unique Vicars' Close, moated Bishop's Palace and its wonderful independent shops and twice-weekly markets, England's smallest city makes an ideal destination. Come for a day trip or a short break, as Wells provides an excellent base for exploring the local area beyond everything there is to see and do throughout the year within the city.

We are currently offering free parking and our team of volunteers can meet your coach - but only if you let us know you are coming on 07721 523487 or ross-young@hotmail.co.uk.

In September 2021, Wells won the Coach Friendly Destination Award at the British Coach Tourism Awards ceremony for the second year running - the first destination to do so.  

Click HERE to read the Press Release 

 

Directions

The Coach Park is located at the Bus Station in Princes Road. This is the best place to drop your passengers. Toilets are available and "meet and greet" teams are available with maps by calling Ross Young on 07721 523487. Currently, parking is free. Signage is plentiful from whichever direction you enter Wells.

Princes Road Coach Park, Wells, BA5 2DT

For disabled and limited mobility passengers only, you may use the disabled setting down point in Sadler Street. Note that the setting down point is time-limited and only for setting down and picking up disabled and limited mobility passengers. After dropping off please follow the signs to the Coach Park. There are no facilities for drivers or passengers at this point.

Sadler Street Setting Down Point, Wells, BA5 2RR

Information

To guarantee a meet and greet, please call Ross Young on 07721 523487 or email Ross on ross-young@hotmail.co.uk.

If a meet and greet team are not in attendance as you enter the City, information for your visit can be gained from the Tourist Information Service, which is located in the Town Hall in the Market Place.

The Wells Town Crier, Len Sweales has met many coaches into Wells during his time as Town Crier. If you would like Len to meet your party into Wells, please contact him direct to check his availability on len.sweales4@btinternet.com.

Driver Facilities

Group Travel drivers can gain information from the meet and greet team which is guaranteed by phoning Ross Young on 07721 523487. Drivers can use the volunteers' rest room which is located in the Bishops Palace. The entry code for the volunteers' room can be got from the Bishops Palace ticket office on 01749 988111. By showing driver credentials they can also enjoy a free light meal and drink in the Bishops Table restaurant within the Bishops Palace grounds.

Refuelling

A Keyfuel station is located just a few hundred yards from the Coach Park at Morrisons, Parkwood Estate, Wells, BA5 1SQ. TEL: 01749 670465 Mon-Sat 6am - 10pm Sun 8am - 8pm.

Eating Out

There are many different eating establishments within Wells with a wide range of choices. The following establishments can cater for large groups, but booking in advance is essential. The "Food and Drink" section of this website provides contact details of the many independent cafes, with examples such as Pickwicks Café in Broad Street and Twenty-One and the Bishops Eye in the Market Place amongst others, as well as hotels such as The White Hart, The Swan and The Crown. Visit the 'Food & Drink' page on this website for more information on pubs, bars and restaurants as well as cafes in Wells and the surrounding area.

Walking Tours

Walking tours of Wells are available. These must be pre-booked. Contact the tour guides direct on 01749 672438 or email guide@wellswalkingtours.co.uk

Group Entry to Attractions

A number of popular attractions such as the Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace offer special rates for entry and various other discounts - but note that booking is advisable (and often essential). Please visit the group travel website pages for the Cathedral and Bishop's Palace.

Group Travel to Wells