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Address: Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
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+44 1749 674483
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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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The wonder of Wells!

All cathedrals are splendid but this one is truly exceptional. There is so much to enjoy here, the stained glass windows, the amazing ceiling, the individual private chapels and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We needed something to do in torrential rain! Suggested donation for adults £6 each but not pushy on this at all. I said I would make contribution on way out when I could judge its worth and this wasn't an issue. Free guided tours on the hour which was interesting and added to enjoyment of the visit and lasted an... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All cathedrals are splendid but this one is truly exceptional. There is so much to enjoy here, the stained glass windows, the amazing ceiling, the individual private chapels and the beautiful flower arrangements placed around the cathedral. In its fantastic setting, this is really worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was not the first time we had visited Wells Cathedral, and hopefully not the last. Each visit proved that it is impossible to spot everything in one go. There is always another feature that has been missed before. We particularly like the clocktower on the side of the church. That has always been a joy to watch.

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Thank ianb111
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sometimes a cathedral has instant appeal. I guess such appeal is probably subjective, but it would be hard not to be attracted by Wells. The nave is distinctive because of the front scissor arches, added in the 1300s to stop the central tower falling down. There is a large cloister, and I always enjoy trying to walk around the outside... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On our travels over the years we have seen some marvellous churches etc, but this one probably beats all of them. Both inside and out, it's staggeringly beautiful.

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Thank Howard S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took photos of front, then realized the entrance was around the corner. Lovely gift shop and fee is a token donation. There's a fancy clock but doesn't work on sundays. Go past to the stairs. Not allowed in while services are going on.

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Thank melemike
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're interested in cathedrals and church building this is a real gem. The place is one of the best I've visited and it's well worth taking one of the free guided tours. Our guide was really well informed and presented the tour in a manner that held the attention of the group.

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Thank Mitchell L
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Wells, this is unmissable. A spectacular building, dominating the city, with an impressive green in front, contains so many interesting features. Like most tourists, I've been to a great many churches, both here and abroad. Very few leave lasting impressions but Wells Cathedral certainly has. The stone carvings on the exterior are especially memorable, but there... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our second visit to Wells Cathedral and found it to be as fascinating as our first. There are so many things of interest. Would recommend.

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Augusta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my visit to Wells Cathedral. We had the perfect tour guide by the name of Malcolm. I highly recommend the tour, as you get to see the Cathedral with explanations of things that one might miss on one's own. We spent several hours there.

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