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Wells Cathedral

Open today: 07:00 - 18:00
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Beautiful historic building

Beautiful building and surroundings. It is free but the entrance is guarded by staff asking for... read more

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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom

Flawless!! An amazing piece of history and architecture, which is truly breath taking, I am so... read more

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Climb the spiral staircase to walk in the footsteps of Cathedral masons with behind-the-scenes tours of Wells Cathedral’s High Parts; the most memorable thing to do in Wells! Discover hidden spaces and chambers, explore the south transept roof space...more
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Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
+44 1749 674483
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I checked the website before travelling and it said free entrance, donations accepted. Well thats very misleading isn't it. After going through the very swish entrance we came across the "Donations desk" suggested donation £6:00. Well I don't mind making a sensible donation but for...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful building and surroundings. It is free but the entrance is guarded by staff asking for payment so not sure how it is supposedly free. Although we were happy to make a contribution.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Flawless!! An amazing piece of history and architecture, which is truly breath taking, I am so amazed with how clean the cathedral also is.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting Cathedral which is in amazing condition considering it's been around a year or two. Really weird inverted arches support in the middle so worth a look.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing Cathedral , just incredible.We visited on November 10th and saw poignant image of poppies cascading down the cathedrals steps. Entrance is charged by voluntary donation.

Thank Danthechef
Reviewed 5 days ago

The construction is beyond words. The heritage captured within the Cathedral is a very impressive experience, which provides a lasting memory.

Thank stevewhitby1
Reviewed 6 days ago

I walked in through the new entrance, I wasn't asked for money, I went on a free and entertaining tour, I marvelled at the astounding stone carving, was stunned by the huge and elegant Chapter house - as seen in Elizabeth - It was all...More

Thank DavidTitley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst the cathedral is really worth seeing, I object that although contributions are voluntary, the staff there make you feel you should pay. The cathedral is meant to be the house of God, and some people go to be quiet or to pray, and they...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and clean free to get in just leave a donation and walk round at your leisure inside cafe available

Thank peterdavidnoeld
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice little town worth a visit by itself and in the middle of town there is this great cathedral. I love it.

Thank Klaus G
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8 April 2018|
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Response from lindafQ2601CS | Reviewed this property |
My husband pointed out that if they halved the price they would get twice the number of visitors. The people collecting the entrance fees were pensioners themselves and quite rude explaining the costs of maintaining the... More
18 March 2018|
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Response from golddigger1957 | Reviewed this property |
The lady on the entrance ask if you like to donate. You can donate inside if you prefer or say no thank you. The money from the cafe also goes into donations. The cafe prices are very reasonable and good quality.
Jennifer M
27 February 2018|
Response from WellsCathedral | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer. Most of Wells Cathedral is accessible. The Chapter House and the Library are not unfortunately accessible due to uneven staircases and the area in the south cloister to the transept is difficult to negotiate... More