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Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
+44 1749 674483
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Amazing Architecture

A must see - well worth a trip to Wells A guide gives details on construction. Breathtaking. Look... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Janice E
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Mt Warren Park
A true Jewel.

Wow, this cathedral is probably the best we have visited. The unique chapter house is amazing. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BargeeGirl
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scissor arches” (170 reviews)
“chapter house” (168 reviews)
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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 yesterday

A must see - well worth a trip to Wells A guide gives details on construction. Breathtaking. Look at the undercroft as well.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow, this cathedral is probably the best we have visited. The unique chapter house is amazing. The windows are awe inspiring. There are so many different room s to look into. We went expecting to spend a short bit of time there thinking the 2...More

Thank BargeeGirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the best cathedrals I have ever been to. It is well maintained and there is no entrance fee. It definitely worth visiting.

Thank Vasilis P
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is yet another beautiful part of our heritage, well worth a visit with some much to see, a donation is suggested but not pressured. The architecture is wonderful and the scissor arches look as though they were installed yesterday such is the ingeniousness of...More

Thank MikeJD2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wells cathedral is very nice. Its standout feature inside are the scissior arches which are very distinctive. Its free to enter although there is a suggest donation of £6 per adult and the lady at the desk does ask if you want to make a...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a guided tour with a very knowledgeable Ben, what a great insight into the history of the cathedral. Only an hour long, and only a fleeting taster of its 900 odd year history, the tour was an invaluable addition to our day. A truly...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a “tourist” attraction, a Cathedral may not be high on your list but this beautiful building is so very worth a visit. The stained glass windows and the ancient (working) clock are, indeed, amazing....but for me the graffiti riddled sarcophagus’ were totally intriguing and...More

Thank lovethesoundofthesea
Reviewed 1 week ago

I find it amusing when people who have been to this wonderful Cathedral complain about things like, too many windows, limited access if there is a service on. It’s a Cathedral after all and was started to be built on its present site in 1175....More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Wells Cathedral on 10 November whilst staying at the nearby Wells Touring Park. This is a truly impressive building dating back many centuries. We took an hour long guided tour with Jenny, one of the volunteers. Jenny was very knowledgeable, had many tales...More

Thank johnny-glen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Wells Cathedral on a number of occasions, both to look around and also to go to evensong services. What a wonderful uplifting experience to sit and listen to such marvellous singing by both the cathedral and visiting choirs. No doubt when we...More

Thank drighlynne
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forgetmenot40862
2 July 2017|
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Response from mauricejewell | Reviewed this property |
defiantly not
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Rob T
8 June 2017|
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Response from prhill54 | Reviewed this property |
I think if you go on an tour, and get a good guide (I recommend Malcolm) they will point out things that will interest children. There are several things we learned about the cathedral that would interest children. I guess... More
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paul w
13 April 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
What negativity. My review was totally positive. Explain!
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