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Location address: UK, Somerset, Wells
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Wells is a small cathedral city. It was used in the TV miniseries “The Pillars of the Earth” at the end. The final aerial shot is of modern day Wells with the cathedral altered by computer-generated imagery. This is as close as you can get to the cathedral described by Ken Follett in his famous novel The Pillars of the Earth because the construction of a cathedral took place in the fictitious town of Kingsbridge.
Wells is a cathedral city and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, England, on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills. Although the population recorded in the 2001 census was only 10,536, it has had city status since 1205, because of the presence of Wells Cathedral. The 2011 census recorded a population of 11,343 (5,259 males & 6,084 females). Often described as England’s smallest city, it is second only to the City of London in area and population, though not part of a larger metropolitan conurbation like Greater London.