Wells Cathedral and The Bishop's Palace awarded Coach Friendly status

Wells Cathedral and The Bishop’s Palace in Somerset have recently been awarded the Coach Friendly status by The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT).

The status has been designed to recognise and reward the commitment made by locations and attractions across the country for understanding the requirements of coaches and their passengers.

According to CPT’s south west regional manager, John Burch: “The twin attractions of Wells Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace are superb examples of fascinating historic coaching destinations”.

The Coach Friendly status

Attractions that are awarded the CPT’s Coach Friendly status all meet a comprehensive list of requirements, which demonstrate a commitment to meeting the needs of the coach industry and the customers.

So far, 25 locations across the UK have been awarded the status, while the scheme was extended last year to also include individual visitor attractions.

Wells Cathedral and The Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace is the 800-year-old home of the Bishops of Bath and Wells, while it is also home to the wells and ancient springs that give the City of Wells its name.

The Palace buildings are open to the public and include a Medieval undercroft, a Long Gallery filled with portraits of former bishops, exhibition space and the Medieval chapel. There is also a family and dog-friendly café which serves produce from the gardens, drink, cakes and light meals, plus a gift shop.

The history of Wells Cathedral goes back more than 1000 years and offers visitors space for daily worship, as well as a huge range of activities for the community.

The Cathedral welcomes thousands of visitors and groups each year, who join in with regular daily services and events.

Groups that wish to book a trip to the attractions can find more information on www.wellscathedral.org.uk and www.bishopspalace.org.uk.