Wells-Directions, Accommodation and Places to Eat

Directions to Wells:

By train: From the South West, travel to Castle Cary station and then bus or taxi to Wells. From other areas, it’s easiest to catch a train to Bristol Temple Meads, then the number 376 bus to Wells Bus Station. This bus leaves from a bus stop on the main road outside the train station and the journey takes about 50 minutes. See www.firstgroup.com for timetables. Both Wells Museum and the Yoga Yurt at 7 Welsford Avenue (for Personal Lessons or Yoga Therapy) are within walking distance of Wells Bus Station.

By Bus: National Express run coach services to Bristol Bus Station from many major towns. See www.nationalexpress.com for timetables and booking. Then catch the number 376 bus to Wells Bus Station. The journey takes about 50 minutes. See www.firstgroup.com for timetables

There is also a direct daily coach link with National Express from London Victoria Coach Station and Heathrow Airport to Wells Bus Station. This can be a convenient and cost effective route for those travelling from London, or from further afield by plane via London. You can find further details here.

First Group (see www.firstgroup.com for timetables) run local buses to Wells Bus Station.

Both Wells Museum and the Yoga Kuti at 7 Welsford Avenue (for Personal Lessons or Yoga Therapy) are within easy walking distance of Wells Bus Station (about 5 minutes walk).

By Car:

For your sat nav – 7 Welsford Avenue, Wells, BA5 2HX (for Personal Lessons and Yoga Therapy)
Wells Museum, Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE (for courses and workshops)

Here are links to road maps for those without sat nav:
7 Welsford Avenue

Wells Museum

Parking: There is usually ample free parking outside 7 Welsford Avenue. For the museum, there is limited free parking on Cathedral Green on Sundays and ample parking in the car park Whiting Way. The daily rate is £6.50

By Air: To Bristol International Airport, then airport express coach service number 330 to Bristol Bus Station. This journey takes about 45 minutes. Then follow the directions under “By Bus”.

Accommmodation

Closest to the Museum

The Crown Hotel       The White Hart Hotel

Ancient Gate House Hotel

The Swan Hotel

Walking Distance:

19 St, Cuthbert Street B&B, Phone Ginney Hartley 01749 673166

Islington Farm 01749 673445

Mary Road B & B

Baytree House 

Infield House                                   No.23 Glastonbury Road

Mendip House

Cottages for Rent

Please see the Wells Tourist Information website for further accommodation options.

Wells is a popular tourist destination and accommodation in Wells gets booked well in advance.

You might also like to try:

Further accommodation available in Glastonbury, about 15 minutes drive from Wells.

Shekin Ashram

Jasmin Cottage

Travel Lodge

Premier Inn

Glastonbury Tourist Information for further options.

Campsites near Wells here.

 

Places to Eat

Within easy reach of the museum:

Chapter 2 (open Sundays 11am-5pm)
Wells Cathedral
Phone: 01749 676543

Bekynton Brasserie (open Sundays 10-6pm, then for dinner until 9pm)
Market Place
Phone: 01749 675993

The Cafe Romna,
13 Sadler Street
Phone: 01749 670240/679091

Crofters Tearooms and Restaurant  (open Sundays 10:30am-5:30pm)
Market Place
Phone: 01749 672517

Goodfellows French Patisserie and Coffee House (not Sundays)
Sadler St
Phone: 01749 673866

West Cornwall Pasty Company
1a Sadler Street

Meals and snacks within easy reach of 7 Welsford Avenue:

Good Earth – Vegetarian
Priory Road
Phone: 01749 678600

Andre’s Cafe
84 High Street
Phone: 01749 677416

Pickwicks Cafe & Art Gallery
Broad Street
Phone: 01749 676697

Bar Italia
Broad St
Phone: 01749 672340