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Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
+44 1749 674483
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Beautiful cathedral!

This is well with the voluntary entrance fee, especially if you manage to time it right and join a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Teena B
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Excellent tour

We visited today to take part in the "high tops tour" absolutely brilliant It was such a privilege... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
50sammy2
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Cheddar, 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 and marvel at the nave from a very different perspective! Tours run regularly throughout the week; book via the website. Terms and Conditions apply.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is well with the voluntary entrance fee, especially if you manage to time it right and join a tour! Very informative! Such a beautiful setting!

Thank Teena B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited today to take part in the "high tops tour" absolutely brilliant It was such a privilege to go up to the roof of the building (70 feet up i believe) it gave such a different view in so many ways of the building!!...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

we went to wells on a coach trip and were there for four hours, ample time to have a really good look around at the wonderful cathedral which contains one of the oldest clocks in Europe i think, truly fantastic place. vicars close nearby is...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I stepped into a world of Austen, Hardy & Rowling! So much history and glorious grounds and buildings. Was lucky enough to hear a choir at the same time.

Thank Hannah M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A stunning building and brought to life by the free tour guide( a lady ) who loved the place. Visit the library and see the chained books. Walk round the cloisters , go into the chapter house, wow at the Jessy window and think of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice place to spend an hour or so, nice grounds and helpful staff. Its well worth a visit if you go to wells.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The photos both of the exterior and interior of Wells Cathedral do not do the building or area justice, you need to see for yourself. A friend told me that as my wife is interested in Medieval Cathedrals this was one not to miss. He...More

Thank Nigel C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cathedral and Bishops Palace grounds are stunningly beautiful. Gardens and water features of the Bisops Palace are well worth making extra time for if visiting the Cathedral

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great place for a day out - the cathedral is beautiful, and it is in a small, beautiful friendly city. You can walk right around the mediaevel moat surrounding the cathedral grounds.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking other than disabled can be some distance- try South Street and walk through the back doubles to the Market Place. No entrance fee to the Cathedral but donations ‘expected’. Fewer memorials inside than say Exeter (they tender to be in the Cloisters) but some...More

Thank Christine B
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outabout2016
8 April 2018|
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Response from Linda F | 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
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330victoria330
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.
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Jennifer M
27 February 2018|
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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
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