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Address: Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
Phone Number: +44 1749 674483
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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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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I believe Wells cathedral to be one of the most beautiful in England. It has an imposing front best viewed from the cathedral green in front of it. Chapter House is a stunning... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I believe Wells cathedral to be one of the most beautiful in England. It has an imposing front best viewed from the cathedral green in front of it. Chapter House is a stunning octogonal room accessed by steps worn by age just past a beautiful clock with jesters. Well worth a visit!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were holidaying in Wells and wanted to visit the Cathedral, we had already walked all around the outside and found it stunning and it dominates the landscape! The architecture is amazing. Our only disappointment was that we wanted to just quickly look inside as we didn't have much time but although the entrance fee is a donation at your... More 

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stratford uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simple and calm with access to most side chapels and an amazing mediaeval clock makes a visit very worthwhile.Evensong starts at 5.15 on most nights and is open to all.My favourite cathedral.

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

Stopped by to light a candle, lovely welcome upon arrival with offer of interesting information. Most beautiful ambient place ever, peaceful and amazing architecture. Children were practicing carols today which was delightful. Never tire of going to look around Wells Cathedral, or to go and sitting quietly in thought. A must place to visit for anyone who lives in or... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove from Bath to visit the cathedral, you can park in a local Waitrose and it's a five minute walk. Although it's free to enter they ask for a donation of £ 6.00 . It's well worth it. There were volunteers on hand to answer any questions. A must see .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to many cathedrals in England and this is one of the best. It m absolutely dominates the town and can be seen from most parts of it. The facade is stunning full of religious carvings and the stone glows in sunlight. Inside it has the most unusual scissor arches which look modern but are in fact medieval.... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'll differ from the norm here by saying it's best approached from the side entrance after walking up the quaint streets of the town; where your greeted by statues of the Northern Kings, this cathedral is amazing. Make special care to identify the statues - Queen Edyth - Edward the Confessors wife - Goggle eyed statue Canute?.. Once your inside... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took one of the tours around the cathedral. Well worth your time as you will be directed to items that you would not immediately notice, such as the carvings at the head of the pillars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a stunning piece of history. Would definitely recommend a visit to the city for the cathedral alone. We will be returning in the future

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Grew up in wells and busted lots of times but never really appreciated it until visiting now as an adult. What a magnificent building

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