Located in the foothills of the Mendip Hills, Wells is the tiniest cathedral city in the UK with only 11000 inhabitants. Wells lies close to the border with Wales and is not far from the iconic Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar. In this guide you’ll find the best things to do in Wells, where to stay, as well as things to do nearby.
How To Get To Wells From London
The best and easiest way to reach Wells from London is by car. You can rent a car in London or various other UK locations using Discovercars which offers the best and cheapest rentals. If you don’t want to drive, Wells is indeed connected to the rest of the UK via public transport. That said, Wells doesn’t have its own train station, the nearest one being Castle Cary (13 miles away).
The roadtrip described below is perfect for a short but busy visit to Ireland, perfect for a four day long weekend, such as Easter holidays.
Day Zero: Arrive to Dublin and drive to Killashee Hotel
We arrived to Dublin from London late at night and picked up our car which we rented using Discovercars. As we had already explored Dublin on past trips we decided to skip it and get a head start on driving by stopping at Co. Kildare which is around 45 min away.
Dunster Castle & Dunster Village are a great day trip if you are staying somewhere in Somerset or Exmoor National Park in England. Dunster has a range of heritage sites and cultural attractions which combine with the castle to make it a popular tourist destination. Dunster is a village, civil parish and former manor within Somerset’s English county. It’s just within the north-eastern boundary of the Exmoor National Park.
The area has been occupied since the Iron Age, but the village grew up around Dunster Castle which was built on the Tor by the Norman warrior William de Mohun shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
How To Get To Dunster
Many visitors arrive on the West Somerset Railway, a heritage railway running from Minehad to Bishops Lydeard. If you are not planning to do this, then the best way to get to Dunster is by car. You can rent a car in London or various other UK locations using Discovercars which offers the best and cheapest rentals. It’s possible to get to Dunster from London using public transport by taking a train from Paddington to Taunton and then a bus from Taunton to Dunster.
Welcome to Porto, a city that continues to captivate me with its unique charm and character. With each visit, I uncover new layers of this vibrant Portuguese gem, and I’m excited to share my insights and experiences with you. Nestled along the banks of the Douro River, Porto stands as a testament to the country’s rich history, artistic heritage, and culinary delights.
Porto has a distinct personality that sets it apart from other cities in Portugal. Its labyrinthine streets reveal a mix of architectural styles, from medieval structures to colorful tiled facades. The city exudes an air of nostalgia, as if it’s still painted with the stories of its past. As you explore Porto, you’ll encounter countless opportunities to immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere and uncover hidden gems.
From the iconic Dom Luis I Bridge that spans the river to the magnificent Porto Cathedral perched atop the city’s highest point, Porto’s landmarks offer glimpses into its rich heritage. The bustling Ribeira district along the waterfront entices visitors with its charming streets, riverside cafes, and picturesque views. And when it comes to gastronomy, Porto leaves no taste bud unsatisfied, with its array of traditional dishes, vibrant markets, and world-renowned port wine cellars.
BEST THINGS TO DO IN PORTO
Start with a walking tour
As soon as you arrive in Porto, join a walking tour to gain insight into the city’s offerings, history, and receive valuable tips from local tour guides. It’s a great way to organise your itinerary and have your questions answered. Book it here.