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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 

 

Group Travel to Wells

Directions

The Coach Park is located at the Bus Station in Princes Street. This is the best place to drop your passengers. Toilets are available and "meet and greet" teams are available at peak periods with maps and discounted shopping vouchers as well as lunch vouchers for drivers. Modest parking charges apply. Signage is plentiful from whichever direction you enter Wells.

 

Princes Street 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 timelimited 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

At peak times a meet and greet team will be present in the Coach Park to provide information to passengers. For any questions on your visit to Wells, please contact 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 Visitor 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 on where 'they will be looked after' from the meet and greet team. A drivers' rest room is now also located in the Bishops Palace with complimentary drink and light meal for drivers who register in advance.

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 and the Spinning Wheel having significant seating capacity, as well as hotels such as The White Hart and The Swan

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 adviseable (and often essential). Please visit the group travel website pages for the Cathedral and Bishop's Palace.