Wells

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This article is about the city of Wells in England. For other meanings, see Wells (disambiguation)

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The west front of Wells Cathedral

Wells is a small city in the Mendip district of Somerset. It is England's smallest city with a population of only 10,000. (Technically, though, the City of London has a resident population of only 7,000).

Wells is a popular tourist destination, due in large part to having several historical sites and its proximity to Bath, Stonehenge and other popular sites. Parts of Wells Cathedral (widely considered one of the most beautiful in England) date back to the 10th century. The city derives its name from three wells in the grounds of the Bishop's Palace.

William Penn is said to have passed through Wells shortly before leaving for America, spending a night at The Crown Inn.

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