In the shadow of Wells Cathedral, the 15th Century Best Western Plus Swan Hotel is a history-rich and character-full place to stay. Over 600 years of charm have been crammed into this wonderful accommodation, which is close to the moated Bishops Palace too! Some rooms boast original 4 Poster Beds, and we're fortunate to have a front garden with both a Cathedral view and a wonderful walled Garden Cafe! The award-winning restaurant here offers a combination of traditional and contemporary cuisine. For exceptional excursions, look no further than a trip to Glastonbury Wookey Hole Caves, Clarks shopping village, Stourhead and many other National Trust properties! Please note hotel does not have a lift however ground floor rooms and porterage is available. Car parking is on a first come first served basis. Enjoy your stay.
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Lovely weekend away in The Swan Hotel, very clean and very tidy. Couldn’t fault this place at all. Had a beautiful room with a hot tub and a private garden. All staff are absolutely amazing and will...
Plymouth, United Kingdom on 11-Jan-2020
Had a really lovely weekend at The Swan to celebrate my husbands 60th Hotel was lovely, food was great, great location near cathedral. Staff couldn’t do enough to help. Couldn’t fault a thing and...
The room over looking the Cathedral was very good with an excellent view but sadly the Bishop of Wells did not feel inclined to illuminate rthe Cathedral to mark the New Year though the bells rang...
Stayed over Christmas. Room 16 needs a complete overhaull. Carpet needs a good clean (was never hoovered during our stay). Windows were black with mold. Christmas lunch was very poor. Would not go...
Honiton, United Kingdom on 31-Dec-2019
Great location opposite the cathedral. Friendly, helpful staff. Very comfortable bed. Very good breakfast. A perfect stay. The hotel also has free parking for guests, a real bonus in Wells...
Parking for the physically challenged, complimentary, 24-hour
Outdoor parking, complimentary, 24-hour
Direct dial telephone
Room service 24 hours
Tea & coffee making facilities
Iron & ironing board
2.00 mile(s) from Thales UK, defence and communications
0.10 mile(s) from Bishops Palace, home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy with 14 acres of gardens to explore.
0.20 mile(s) from Wells Cathedral, the present cathedral was begun about 1175. Bishop Reginald de Bohun brought the idea of a revolutionary architectural style from France, and Wells was the first English cathedral to be built entirely in this new Gothic style.
0.20 mile(s) from Vicars Close, museum
9.00 mile(s) from Clarks Village
10.00 mile(s) from Cheddar Gorge and Caves, discover the breathtaking splendour of Britain's most beautiful stalactite cavern where Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest skeleton, was found. Audio guides bring the cave to life for kids and adults, telling the fascinating story of its Ice Age creation, Stone Age occupation and Victorian exploration.
20.00 mile(s) from Longleat
20.00 mile(s) from S.S. Great Britain-Bristo, historic ship
20.00 mile(s) from Forde Abbey and Gardens, wonderful gardens dating from 1650
20.00 mile(s) from Cricket St. Thomas, popular theme park
25.00 mile(s) from Fleet Air Arm Museum
45.00 mile(s) from Stonehenge, prehistoric stone circle
Hotel Restaurant, on premises, Full Service, International, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Modern and traditional British cooking
Garden Room, on premises, Full Service, Continental, open for: lunch, Modern and traditional British cooking
7.00 mile(s) from Strode College
22.00 mile(s) from Bath University, a leading UK university with an international reputation for teaching and research excellence.
22.00 mile(s) from Bath Spa University College, offering pre-degree study, under graduate degree and post graduate degree's focusing primarily on arts and humanties subjects.
22.00 mile(s) from Bristol University, a world renowned university with an outstanding academic reputation.