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Address: Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1749 674483
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

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In the area for few days break so popped to Wells and went to the Cathedral and boy what a surprise!! The architecture is simply outstanding and the tour guide pointed out lots... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In the area for few days break so popped to Wells and went to the Cathedral and boy what a surprise!! The architecture is simply outstanding and the tour guide pointed out lots of really interesting snippets of history. Never seen anything like the scissor arches which were installed in the thirteenth centry to hold up the tower. After tour... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Magnificent cathedral, well worth a visit. The view of the cathedral from Sadler Street is superb. The stained glass windows were beautiful and there was a wonderful sense of peace as we walked around. We were lucky enough to hear a singer practising and her beautiful voice soared up and made our experience very special indeed.

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Thank Mslouisek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of England's treasures! The scissor arches are an archetectual gem. Whilst getting to Wells isn't easy, the town is gorgeous. Essentially untrampled on and quaint. I only wish the Cathedral library was open on the weekends. Make sure to stay for Evensong - the world famous choir is brilliant!

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Thank Alex K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful from the outside and equally as impressive on the inside. Well worth a small donation to take a look! Nice little gift shop inside too.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are many mediaeval cathedrals in Britain and they are all beautiful in some way. In that context, Wells is really special, right up there with Exeter, Lincoln and York Minster. Alright, there is the oldest working clock in the world, and it is a sight to behold, but there is a whole load more. Join one of the free... More 

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Thank David J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral is definitely worth visiting. Besides the fact that it is a beautiful building, it has lots of interesting facts and artifacts to view.

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Thank Readingismybag
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed looking round the cathedral. The clock is well worth seeing, as is the chapter house and quire. There are also some good tombs. We were amazed by the scissor arches (dating from the 14thc but looking much more contemporary).

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst in Wells we wanted to see the cathedral. Absolutely stunning inside. You can wait and go round with a guide but unfortunately we didn't have that long. They do ask a donation which goes towards the up keep of the building. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this city. One of the most beautiful places to visit in Somerset. I could t recommend it enough

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Wells, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In England's smallest city sits a magnificent building. Volunteer guides give good tours of the building and you will find all kinds of wonderful details. Best of all is the music program of the cathedral, which is second to none. After Wells we went to London. Westminster Abbey is another grand building with an outstanding music program, but there by... More 

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