As I look to the publication of my new novel, The Lost Book of the Grail, set in a fictional English cathedral, in a little over two weeks, I continue my series of blogs about my favorite English cathedrals. Today, one which may be less well known, but deserves a visit—Wells.
Where do I even start with Wells Cathedral? First of all, the city of Wells—the smallest cathedral city in England, I believe—is wonderfully charming and preserves many of the aspects of a medieval city. The cobbled marketplace, stone arches, wide green in front of the cathedral, and lovely grounds of the bishop’s palace make it perhaps my favorite cathedral city—and that was before I even saw Hot Fuzz (my favorite Simon Pegg movie, which is partially filmed in Wells). All that and more surrounds you before you even step into the cathedral itself.