Wells may be lesser-known compared to the Roman spa city of Bath just a 45-minute drive northeast, and Somerset’s town of cheesy renown, Cheddar (25 minutes northwest), yet it warrants just as much attention, as a visit to its magnificent Bishop’s Palace will quickly attest.

Today’s Bishop of Bath and Wells can still call the 800-year-old Bishop’s Palace home, albeit only a small section of it. The vast majority of the palace (and

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