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Telephone code: 01749
Postcode: BA5
Population: 1300
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Birthplace of:
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Wookey is a charming village on the banks of the Axe River, at the base of the Mendips in Somerset, home to thirteen hundred people. Just a couple of miles from the fascinating Cathedral city of Wells, the peppering of Somerset cottages, and the 12th Century church of St Mathews, is cloaked by stunning countryside, woodland and hills. An unwritten chapter of adventure is waiting, walkers can step out on the Monarch's Way, and Mendip Way, both of which journey through the village, and if that's not enough, there's always Glastonbury Tor with it's 14th Century tower. Artists and photographers will be hushed as they capture the magic of Burcott working Mill, or possibly the exhibits proudly on display at the Somerset Rural life Museum will be first choice. Architectural splendour is to be found at Vicars Close, a 14th Century street, and Wells Cathedral where breath stealing architecture commands the skyline, inside will bedazzle visitors with it's spectacular scissors vault, not forgetting the jousting Knights as they emerge on the Medieval clock, for the intrepid, and not so intrepid Explorers, it must be Wookey Hole Caves, shrouded in legend, and history with ethereal caverns and tales of witches and Dinosaurs... if more is wished for, it will be granted with Cheddar Caves and Gorge, or for the avid collector of shoes why not try the Shoe Museum for size.

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