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BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan Hotel

Sadler Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RX

Ratings & Awards


3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Britain) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded) Hotels that are inspected by the AA for their level of service and facilities are reflected in the number of stars awarded.
The AA rosette is your guarantee that a hotel takes extra special pride in its cuisine.
Silver CSR award from Green Tourism.
A tourist board award to those hotels that go that extra mile to make your stay a special one.

Hotel Amenities


  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (30 spaces)
  • Gym
  • Parking On Site
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • No Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Hotel Information


Due to popularity of the hotel's restaurant, it is advisable to book a table in advance, to avoid disappointment


Please note that on weekends we may have a function that has music until 11.30pm. Please contact the hotel for further details


Hotel has no lift


Parking is on a first come first served basis


Get in touch


08445 76 76 76
*local rate

Attractions
near the BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan Hotel, Wells


Wookey Hole Caves

Within Somerset's mysterious Mendip Hills lie the wonders of Wookey Hole, a series of brightly-lit caverns carved out by the River Axe. The caves also have their own museum, offering a detailed history of local archaeological and anthropological discoveries.

Available : Daily

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury has been held on organiser Michael Eavis' property, Worthy Farm in Somerset, since its inception almost 40 years ago. Commonly regarded as the UK's biggest and best music festival, it attracts the world's most famous and celebrated musicians. 2012 is a rest year but the festival will return in 2013.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Glastonbury Symposium

For all the X-Files fans out there, the truth may be found at the Glastonbury Symposium, one of Britain's largest crop circle conferences. Debates and presentations aim to dissect the truth about crop circles, what they symbolise and how they materialise.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Glastonbury Abbey

Somerset's Glastonbury Abbey, 2000-year-old burial place of King Arthur and reputedly Britain's earliest Christian sanctuary, is surrounded by 36 acres of tranquil parkland, ponds, orchard and wildlife areas. Costumed guides tell tales of monastic life and King Arthur's court.

Available : Daily

The Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show

The Royal Bath and West Showground hosts the annual Bristol Classic Car Show. Spot around 200 vehicles from spectacular turn-of-the-century collectibles to modern classics. The autojumble section features 250 stalls selling second-hand parts, tools, books and memorabilia.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Royal Bath and West Show

The southwest's premier agricultural event, the Royal Bath and West Show is held at a dedicated showground in Shepton Mallet and features the best in livestock, food and country produce - a fun family day out.

Available : May - Jul 2013 (annual)

National Gardening Show

Green-thumbed gardeners gather at the National Gardening Show to pick up tips from gardening experts. Spot television celebrities and admire gorgeous garden displays, featuring an array of colourful flowers, fruit and vegetables at the Royal Bath & West Showground.

Available : Aug - Sep 2013 (annual)

Cheddar Caves & Gorge

Visit Somerset's Cheddar Caves & Gorge to discover cathedral-like caves carved by Ice Age meltwaters and meet the 9000-year-old Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest complete skeleton. A controversial exhibition brings the fascinating world of Stone Age Britain vividly to life.

Available : Daily

Ammerdown Centre

The Ammerdown Centre in Bath is a little-known Somerset oasis "dedicated to peace, tranquillity and reconciliation". Feed your mind and soul, tap into the huge menu of events, activities and courses, or just drop in and chill out.

Available : Daily

Yeovilton International Air Day

RNAS Yeovilton plays host to the Yeovilton International Air Day, offering an extensive flying display as well as a more earthbound exhibition of military and civilian aircraft - both historic and modern. Ground-based entertainment includes sideshows, a funfair and vintage vehicles.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Bath Guitar Festival

Bath Guitar Festival presents a programme of workshops and creative technology courses at venues around town. Featuring some of the best classical and popular guitarists in the world, the majority of courses take place at the Michael Tippett Centre.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Avon Valley Railway

Travel back to the glory days of steam power on the two-mile Avon Valley Railway in Bristol. Visitors can enjoy trips on steam or diesel trains through the scenic river valley, and take part in the railway's many themed events.

Available : Daily

Stourhead Gardens

This imaginative garden is a retelling through landscape design of Virgil's Aeneid. Created by the banker Henry Hoare II between 1741-1780, the garden was inspired by his Grand Tour of Italy and features a Palladian mansion, a lovely lake, several follies, banks of rhododendrons and an arboretum of rare trees.

Available : Daily

Lam Rim Centre

Tucked within an unassuming building, Bristol's Lam Rim Centre offers a welcome respite from hectic city life and you really don't have to be a Buddhist to benefit from the meditation courses it offers. Nor indeed, to enjoy the countless complementary therapies that its Health Centre provides.

Available : Daily

Ashton Court Estate

The magnificent estate of Ashton Court covers 850 acres of woods and grassland, with views over Bristol. Watch red deer and fallow deer frolic in the grounds among ancient trees, including the famous Doomsday Oak.

Available : Daily

Bristol International Kite Festival

Gentle giants fill the sky over Ashton Court Estate every year for Bristol's International Kite Festival. The aerial extravaganza is the UK's leading showcase for designers, operators and manufacturers of inflatables, play structures and air sculptures.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Recycling Exhibition

If mega eco-friendly describes you best, head to the CREATE Centre, where an exhibition shows you all you need to know about recycling. Meanwhile, the next-door Ecohome is full of ideas and information on eco-friendly construction and living.

Available : Daily

Bristol Festival of Nature

Bristol goes wild for the annual Festival of Nature, held every summer along the picturesque harbourside. With events ranging from a local food market to interactive workshops, the whole family is invited to come and explore the natural world.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Bristol Eco Veggie Fayre

Pick up tips and advice on how to live an eco-friendly, vegetarian life. Bristol Harbourside's Eco Veggie Fayre features vegetarian cooking demos and classes, live music on two stages from lunchtime onwards and children's entertainment.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Encounters Short Film Festival

Are you mad about moving pictures? Fusing the Brief Encounters and the Animated Encounters film festivals, venues around Bristol's Harbourside play host to the Encounters Short Film Festival - a highlight in every Bristolian film buff's calendar.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Bristol Harbour Festival

The Bristol Harbour Festival is one of the highlights of the city's summer events programme. It features tall ships and a variety of other vessels, music, dance, circus and street theatre, markets and a spectacular fireworks show.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival

The Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival brings the town to life with a spectacular parade of illuminated floats, live bands, street entertainment and "squibbing"... Unique to Bridgewater, this is the simultaneous firing of lots of large fireworks (squibs) on Bridgwater High Street.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Industrial Museum

Housed in an historic transit shed in a stunning dockside location, the Industrial Museum showcases Bristol's industrial heritage. The Museum will close on October 28th 2006 and is scheduled to open again in the summer of 2009 at a new location.

Available : Daily; not Thu or Fri

Ashcombe Park

Stroll along shady tree-lined paths in the century-old Ashcombe municipal park. After a spot of tennis, bowls or pitch and putt, you can relax at one of the tidy picnic tables.

Available : Daily

ss Great Britain

British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel's 19th-century iron ship is now a meticulously restored showpiece. The largest and most powerful ship built in her time, ss Great Britain dominates the waterfront along Hotwells and reflects Bristol's proud maritime history.

Available : Daily

Arnolfini

The Arnolfini, by the Harbourside, is a leading contemporary arts venue in a converted warehouse showcasing new and innovative works including arthouse films, live art and dance. Five galleries have regularly changing exhibitions and these are open free of charge.

Available : Daily; not Mon

BABE

More than 50 artist bookmakers, dealers and small presses fill Bristol's Arnolfini to show and sell their work. BABE (Bristol Artists Book Event) provides a chance to meet and talk to artists and buy their works of art.

Available : Apr 2013 (biennial)

Bristol Poetry Festival

If you're a nascent Sylvia Plath or Seamus Heaney, this literary affair at the Arnolfini Harbourside and throughout Bristol is for you. It offers an opportunity for closet poets to get some creative exposure and see the experts at work.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

The Affordable Art Fair

The art market has long been recognised for peddling its wares at over-inflated prices. The Affordable Art Fair, held in Temple Meads Station's Old Passenger Shed, provides an antidote, offering a relaxed, unstuffy environment in which to browse and buy.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Riverstation

The Riverstation, located right on the riverside in the city centre, is a popular place for dinner. The European cuisine reflects seasonal variations so the menu changes regularly and includes dishes such as hake stuffed with fresh herbs. The bright, modern restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere where diners can linger over a freshly cooked meal.

Available : Daily

IMAX Theatre Bristol

The Bristol IMAX Theatre is the only IMAX screen in the Southwest and measures a gigantic 21 metres wide and 15 metres tall. Choose from a selection of scenic, beautiful or action-packed films and prepare to be swept away by the spectacular visual effects.

Available : Daily

Explore-At-Bristol

An award-winning family attraction, Explore-At-Bristol interactive centre reveals an amazing world of science and discovery. Science is brought alive through visuals and interactive exhibits. Enjoy a planetarium show or join the live science team for fun experiments and activities.

Available : Daily

Byzantium

Byzantium is housed in one of Bristol's Victorian warehouses, deftly converted to give its architectural heritage a contemporary twist. Rustic and uncomplicated dishes like baked salmon fillet and pan-fried beef are rustic are prepared with the freshest ingredients. At weekends, you can enjoy the lounge and dancefloor downstairs, and occasional performances by magicians and guitarists.

Available : Daily; not Sun

University of Bristol Botanic Garden

The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is on a secluded site near the edge of the Avon Gorge. A peaceful oasis away from the city, it's also a learning experience.

Available : Wed, Thu, Fri, and Sun only

Bristol Farmers' Market

Local producers from within a 40-mile radius sell a massive range of food at this award-winning market on Bristol's Corn Street. All the produce is grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked or smoked by the stallholders.

Available : Wed only

Slow Food Market

On the first Sunday of every month, the UK's first regular Slow Food market brings the very best local, seasonal, traditionally-produced food and drink from all over the South West to Corn Street in Bristol.

Available : Feb 2013 (monthly)

Bordeaux Quay

Bordeaux Quay, on the Harbourside, sources most of its food from the South West and serves delicious, seasonal European-style food. The menu changes frequently but often includes fresh, roasted sea bass. There is a brasserie downstairs with a bright upstairs restaurant which surrounds a central atrium. The effect is simple but sophisticated.

Available : Daily

Bristol Blue Glass

Bristol Blue Glass has been made locally for hundreds of years, although production virtually stopped in the 20th century. The factory in Arnos Vale has revived original techniques, creating and selling vases, glasses and jugs in the distinctive dark blue glass.

Available : Daily

Slapstick - Bristol's Silent Comedy Festival

If the sight of someone slipping on a banana skin leaves you in stitches, then Bristol's Slapstick Silent Comedy Festival is for you. Relive classic silent movies and view live comdey shows at the Watershed and other venues around town.

Available : Jan 2013 (annual)

Bristol Old Vic

Bristol's Old Vic has a beautiful, Georgian auditorium and is the oldest continuously working theatre in the country (since about 1766). Renowned for an excellent repertory programme, it plays host to some of the best local and national theatre companies throughout the year.

Available : Daily


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BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan Hotel
Sadler Street
Wells
Somerset
BA5 2RX

For phone bookings please call:
08445 76 76 76

For general enquiries please call:
01749 836300

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