The historic architecture of the city has also been used as a location for filming an increasing number of movies and television programmes.
Two hundred years later, in 909, it became the seat of the newly-formed bishopric of Wells; but in 1090, the bishop's seat was removed to Bath.
In the 19th century, transport infrastructure improved with stations on three different railway lines.
However, since 1964 the city has been without a railway link.
Just to help you through those nerve wracking first seconds and to get the conversation flowing and the ice well broken, here are some of our favourite speed dating questions, from the serious and the light-hearted to the downright loony!
Being well prepared with engaging speed dating questions will not only ensure full enjoyment of the evening, you can actually learn a surprising amount about a person from even the most seemingly trivial questions.
Often you can feel within the first few minutes of meeting someone if you have a connection with that person.
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The community became a trading centre based on cloth making and Wells is notable for its 17th century involvement in both the English Civil War and Monmouth Rebellion.
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It's wise to avoid weighty or sensitive areas such as religion, and as far as your own answers go, you won't be showing yourself in the best light if you rattle on about your previous dates or how you miss your ex!
We'd love to hear the most crazy speed dating questions you've come across, whether you were on the giving or receiving end, and whether they worked for you or not!