First of all, let's talk about Wells. Its interesting that when you type in Wells into the location for a review on TripAdvisor, this Wells does not show up and that is part of the beauty of Wells. A lot of people bypass it because its a little difficult to get to, yet it is one of England's treasures and because most people don't know it exists, it is unspoiled and beautiful.
There is a magnificent medieval 12th century cathedral and Bishop's Palace and many quaint streets, surrounding by wonderful countryside and its close to mystical Glastonbury..... why aren't you there yet?
Now to the Swan, it is right opposite the Cathedral, it's very old and very charming and has a lot of stairs. This is not a modern hotel, so the showers are not that easy to use, there is no elevator BUT, it's cool, its opposite the cathedral ( I may have said that before) and its in the heart of England's smallest and bets preserved old cities.
The food was good, especially breakfast, the beer was good, although the bar lounge was drab, but you can take your beer outside and sit in the beer garden, which is by the way, opposite the cathedral - fantastic!
So, be brave non Brits, drive your car down those beautiful narrow roads and Wells will open up before you, stay at this hotel, slow way down and take it all in. It's a wonderfully peaceful place and so full of old history and beauty. less