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  • Writer's pictureChris Winter

Tourism In Wells

Updated: May 23

The Chair, represents the Civic Society at the Wells Tourism Forum which is made up of the major stakeholders in the visitor economy in the City.


This group has worked with the councils and been actively involved in improving the experience for couch-based tourists, supporting a volunteer Meet & Greet team, improving the environment at the bus and coach park, creating the Visit Wells brand and marketing the city, as well as moving the Tourist Information Centre to a more central location at the Town Hall in the Market Place in February 2020.



The new Tourist Information Centre at Wells Town Hall
The new Tourist Information Centre at Wells Town Hall

"Wells Heritage Partners was created to work collaboratively to push forward ideas and initiatives to raise the profile of the City if Wells and its fabulous heritage. The key organisations include The Bishops Palace, Wells Cathedral, Wells City Council, Wells & Mendip Museum plus the Chamber of Commerce, Wells Civic Society and Wells Businesses.


The opening of Visit Wells follows the recent accolade where Which Travel voted the City of Wells "Best Small City to Visit". The City also won Coach Friendly Destination 2019 at the British Coach Tourism Awards and was shortlisted for this same award for 2020."


The Civic Society has made financial and in-kind contributions to these projects and contributes annually to Wells in Bloom.



Wells Civic Society supports Wells in Bloom
Wells Civic Society supports Wells in Bloom

Visit the Wells Tourism Site www.wellssomerset.com and Wells.co.uk to find out more about our beautiful city.


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