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Market Place in Wells is a bustling place to shop, eat and linger. ALAN PAYLING

Alan Payling pays a visit to a small cathedral city in Somerset that has a lot to offer coach parties – and will only get better

It’s a shame we haven’t taken greater care of some of our towns and cities. While some have been blighted by poor planning decisions and out of town developments, many are now being hollowed out by changes in the retail market. So it’s a delight to visit a city that treasures its history, that cherishes the architecture it has inherited and offers shoppers a vibrant and varied shopping centre with bi-weekly indoor and outdoor markets that are a pleasure to wander round. And that’s not to mention the many and varied festivals the city hosts.

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