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19 May 2010, 06:09
For many of us here in Somerset, it's our jewel in the crown for tourism. But it seems not everybody from outside the county has such a high opinion of Wells. A new survey's named it Britain's least-friendly holiday place.
The poll interviewed over 3,000 tourists and asked them to rate areas on things like hotel and restaurant availability and cost, local attractions and where relevant beach cleanliness. Eastbourne came out on top with the Cotswolds, Bournemouth and Brighton highly rated. At the bottom came Wells followed by the Orkneys, Bude and the Shetlands.
One person definitely not happy with the findings is the city's new MP Tessa Munt. She told Heart News: "I'm appalled that the city has been dissed like this. We have so much to offer here, like our stunning cathedral, Vicars Close and our unique High Street. Maybe we scored badly in the survey because we're not full of big hotels and it can sometimes be hard in high season to find accomodation here. But surely that shows we are popular!"