City Tours


There is a Heritage Walk every Wed at 11am (£6 per adult, £2 child), no need to book, simply turn up at the Crown. (These run from the first Wed after Easter until the second Wed in October, except for the last Wed in July and the first Wed in August.


All walks will leave from and return to: The Crown (a 15th century coaching inn), Market Place, Wells, BA5 2RP
Please allow up to 1.5 hours for the walks.

Please check our EVENTS page for dates when walks are scheduled for you to join in with. You can always book a date and time to suit you and your group throughout the year.


Heritage Walk - you will see all of the well known places and  some of the hidden gems too. You will learn about the history of our city and how Wells prospers in the 21st century.
Extended Heritage Walk -  the standard heritage walk plus an extra half an hour to explore more of the civic part of our city. You will see the oldest  almshouses in Somerset, St Cuthbert's Church, and what remains of The  Priory of St John.


Hot Fuzz film location walk -  bring your camera and have  your picture taken at the key locations, hear stories from the filming  and explore the best kept village in the area - Sandford! Follow in the footsteps of Sgt. Nicholas Angel (or should that be Angle?) and Danny Butterman.

Talks and presentations - would your group like a visit, talk or presentation about any of the walks? Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Literary Walk - many literary figures have lived, or set  their work, in and around Wells (Henry James, Elizabeth Goudge,  William Turner). As we walk around Wells you will see the places that  inspired them and learn about local authors past and present.


Ghost Walk - with a city steeped in history it is not  surprising that Wells has plenty of ghost stories to share. Chilling,  weird, and wonderful !


Foodie Walk - want to find out what a local delicacy called  'Mendip Wallfish' are?  You will learn about food past and present, our  famous markets and fairs, and hear about menus for medieval banquets. There will be some samples of local produce to try along the way.


Film and TV Walk - did you know that Hot Fuzz, Dr Who,  Elizabeth The Golden Age, The Libertine, Jack the Giant Slayer, He Knew  He was Right, The Gathering,  Bone Kickers and many more film and TV  shows have been filmed in Wells? The new period drama to be aired on  channel 4 in 2014, New Worlds, was filmed here too. Stroll around some  of the filming locations and hear about some of the behind the scenes  action.


Please contact us to make a booking.
Please note: all of the walks are accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs.