The village is often confused with its sister village, Wookey Hole, famous for its caves. Wookey is a popular village with a population of around 1040 people. In the parish of Wookey are the remains of Fenny Castle, whilst notable buildings include the Grade 1 Listed 12th century church and the Grade 11 Listed 13th century Manor House, built for the Bishop of Wells. The village has a primary school and one of the oldest Inns in Somerset, The Ring O’Bells, built in 1346 and still serving excellent food and drink today. The nearby Wookey Hole Inn is also very well regarded. Nearby is Wells, the smallest City in England with a population of 12000 people situated on the southern side of the Mendip Hills. The City’s name originates from the springs that are found in the grounds of the Bishop’s Palace, the home of the Bishop of Bath and Wells for 800 years and extending over 14 acres of land. The splendid Cathedral dates back to the 13th century as do the original buildings at the Chapter House, the cloisters and Vicar’s Close, the latter reputed to be the oldest continually occupied street in Europe dating back to its construction in 1360. The City has excellent independent schools such as Wells Cathedral School and The Blue School. The City has a weekly market and has many fine shops and restaurants as well as a large Tesco supermarket.