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Wells Cathedral

Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Not to be missed.

Drove the two hours to Wells reputably the smallest English City to add the Cathedral to the list... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stiabhna
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Ruddington, United Kingdom
Beautiful Somerset Gem

This is a hidden treasure and a must if you visit Wells. Just off the town centre and a pleasant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
238andrek
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Devizes, 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
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So interesting. Loved the courtyard of graves. I love all cathedrals, and this one will not disappoint, i loved the buildings around it leading to it that gave added character by the bucketload. The large sweeping lawns out the front are unique and add to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Drove the two hours to Wells reputably the smallest English City to add the Cathedral to the list of those my wife and I have visited over the years. We were not disappointed. The arduous drive was well worth it. We parked on the Upper...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hidden treasure and a must if you visit Wells. Just off the town centre and a pleasant walk from most of the city's car parks.

Thank 238andrek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks good from the outside but the inside is awesome. Not full of gold and trinkets but the structure itself especially the central mods below the main tower. When you leave the main building into the covered courtyard area, head towards the toilets to check...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an impressive cathedral, that seems to go on and on and on, it doesn’t cost to go in but donations are gratefully received. The staff are friendly and are happy to help with any questions you may have. There is a free tour...More

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WellsCathedral, Cathedral Representative at Wells Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your lovely, positive review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very beautiful place to visit lots of history and a peaceful and tranquil place to gather your thoughts.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A rainy miserable day outside, but our hearts were warmed by our visit today. We were lucky enough to be just in time for the 12.00 o’clock guided tour of The Cathedral, I wish I knew the ladies name, she was so knowledgable, interesting and...More

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WellsCathedral, Cathedral Representative at Wells Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

And thank you, too, for your lovely comments about Wells Cathedral. We are so glad that your visit was so rewarding and hope that you might return in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral in a beautiful city. Visited specifically to see the "Somerset Poppies" in the Bishops Palace and also to see the memorial to Harry Patch. Absolutely beautiful cathedral with stunning architecture. Well worth a visit.

Thank 1trubshaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were expecting 'just another Cathedral' but Wells is something out of the ordinary and quite takes your breath away. There is so much to look at - the stone carvings alone will take you days to find them all and the Chapter House is...More

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WellsCathedral, Cathedral Representative at Wells Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Sandie, thank you for your very positive comments about lovely Wells Cathedral. We are so pleased that you were able to visit twice. Perhaps, in the future, you might return and marvel at the High Parts Tour, which tells you so much about the medieval...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the world's finest cathedrals. If you have the interest, attend evensong and hear the excellent boys' or girls' choir.

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outabout2016
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
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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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