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Wells Cathedral

Open today: 07:00 - 18:00
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Stunning Cathedral, inside and out.

This beautiful 12th Century Cathedral is on a par with Salisbury and an unexpected delight. Set in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ringwood, United Kingdom
''Twinned with Chartres Cathedral'

Wells Cathedral is set in the medieval city of Wells in Somerset, on the western slopes of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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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 2 days ago

This beautiful 12th Century Cathedral is on a par with Salisbury and an unexpected delight. Set in a large open green with Gothic elevations it really is an imposing sight. Entry is 'free' but you have to pass by the pleasant reception staff where a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wells Cathedral is set in the medieval city of Wells in Somerset, on the western slopes of the Mendip Hills. It is believed that there has been a sacred site here before the cathedral was built in the 12th century, beside the fresh water springs...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is a fairly typical example but very pleasant to take a stroll around and admire the architecture. Admission is free, although donation boxes are provided. In addition to the main cathedral, there is also a cafe and clean toilet facilities on site. Whilst...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nomadbackwards
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were very privileged / lucky to experience our son’s wedding at the Cathedral. We thoroughly enjoyed first class hospitality in the Arch Bishop’s Palace after the ceremony. The choir was a real joy. The Cathedral is very special, and beautiful and located in a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic History. Check out the Bishops palace and wait till the clock chimes in the Cathedral. Great and helpful guides spend time with you. Lovely shop and café in the cathedral. The setting on the cathedral green is very imposing. The History and Tombs of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Curious291369
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place. Entrance fee is up to you. They recommend £6. Lots to see and check out the open doors and what's behind :-)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jeffgI9493QF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the outside this cathedral is very impressive with all the stonework, gargoyles and statues. We went into the shop and had planned to go inside however even though it states that entry is donation we felt the signs suggesting a £6 donation each and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RACH3884
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is certainly imposing at first sight and the inside even better. My wife and I have been visiting old churches, cathedrals and historic buildings over the summer and it was certainly an eye opener when we walked inside. Wells has the best example...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diver256155
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here many, many times over the last 15 years. There's been a few changes with the café and the gift shop but it's still a lovely place to visit. I know these buildings are in constant need of financial help but my only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building. Look out for the stations of the cross around the side of the nave, and the stained glass particularly in the Lady Chapel. For me it being entry by donation and not set charge is really important, as hard as it can be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 Jerry_Johns | Reviewed this property |
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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