About 45 minutes from Bath is England’s smallest city. Wells is a city as in medieval days it was an important religious centre with a spectacular cathedral. Over the hundreds of years its importance diminished, but as it had a cathedral it remained a city. The Cathedral is magnificent and is next to The Bishop’s Palace which is the home of the Bishop of Bath and Wells.
10 minutes further on from Wells is the quirky town of Glastonbury. It has the majestic abbey ruins, once the most important religious site in England. It is also the mythical centre of the Legend of King Arthur.
There are many quirky shops and many fortune tellers. There is also Glastonbury Tor for those who like a good walk up a very steep hill and Chalice Well at the foot of the Tor that has never run out of flowing water for over 2000 years.
I would also suggest a slight detour on route to Wells via Cheddar Gorge. The largest gorge in England and quite an unexpected sight.
Allow 4 to 5 hours for this trip.