GO SOUTHWEST YOUNG MAN PART 4 OR WELLS ALRIGHT
So I left Taunton on the Sunday morning and meandered my way back to London. I took several A-roads which skirted through Glastonbury and Street and through the spectacular Somerset Wetlands, a huge area of reclaimed land that looked beautiful in the semi-sunlight compared with the pitch-black rain of the night before. Leaving Glastonbury, I saw signs for Bath and for Wells. Now there was no reason to visit Wells for the pagan book but I had heard it was a stunning place and I wasn’t in any real hurry so I thought ‘Why Not’ So I made my way out of Glastonbury and onto Wells. My brother took my folks there for the afternoon back in July and I have to say it is a really beautiful place. Forever associated for me with the evil Bishop of Bath and Wells played exquisitely by Ronald Lacey in Blackadder II, Wells is a small city a little bit west of Bath and it is home to a spectacular Gothic cathedral, which dates from around 13th century, and a Bishop’s Palace complete with its own moat, which also dates from the same period. I admit that I didn’t go into the Cathedral or the Palace, partly because I didn’t want to spend all day there but also because I was conserving my money but they look incredible from their exteriors. So I’ll have to go back to Wells properly someday and I really need to go back to Somerset and explore it further…