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Wells is reputed to be England's smallest city, with a population of only 10,000. Wells is also the only city in the county of Somerset.

Wells is a popular tourist destination, due in large part to several historical sites. Parts of its cathedral (widely considered one of the most beautiful in England) date back to the 10th century, and one of its streets, Vicars' Close, is reputed to be the oldest continually-inhabited street in Europe. The city derives its name from three wells in the grounds of the Bishop's Palace.

William Penn is said to have passed through Wells shortly before leaving for America, spending a night at The Crown Inn.

External Links

The City of Wells (http://www.thecityofwells.co.uk/) (NB this site seems to be in the process of closing down as of Aug 7 '02)

Wells is also the name of some places in the United States of America:


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