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Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
+44 1749 674483
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A MUST SEE !!!!!!

This cathedral absolutely blew me away ! I could have spent a full day here exploring all the nooks... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
Octagonal Bishops' meeting room a must see!

A beautiful scissor arch, majestic organ pipes, and the carvings on the outside are magnificent to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jackie K
Wells, United Kingdom
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This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“chapter house” (169 reviews)
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Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
+44 1749 674483
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This cathedral absolutely blew me away ! I could have spent a full day here exploring all the nooks and crannies ! The history of this place is just mind blowing. You cannot miss this one!

Thank KScheepers
Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful scissor arch, majestic organ pipes, and the carvings on the outside are magnificent to see. Remember to visit the octagonal meeting room at the top of some very worn steps (take care!) and the coffee shop is lovely with a wide range of...More

Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

For dimension and architecture complexity is impressive. Very easy visiting it. The entrance is free, there is a suggested donation of 6£. Leaflets are available in almost every language. There are also some volunteers that can give indications. it is possible to take pictures inside.

Thank Gianmarco_co
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cathedral last sunday morning and joined the service for a while. Like most British cathedrals it is beautiful,

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most beautiful and interesting Cathedral I have ever seen. The guide was so knowledgeable and his presentation superb.The history of the whole complex is so interesting. The clock is unbelievable!

Thank vivienneoxley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a browse around the lovely Cathedral in Wells. I was not there at the correct time for a tour which was a shame. Would have helped if they had advised on line what times the days tours would have been so I could have...More

Thank wtpsg121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the cathedral quite late in terrible rain. It did mean we missed any possible uncomfortable moments at the donations desk as they were unmanned and so we were able to put our donations in the box yourself. The building itself is stunning, but...More

Thank Sheep_green
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simon Jenkins put this in his top three cathedrals and you can understand why. Pretty much perfect in every way, almost next door is Vicars Walk, the last surviving complete Mediaeval street in England.

Thank MAilliwN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful imposing building, quite a lot to see, free to enter although donation is appreciated

Thank notatravelwriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in November for a day out,beautiful little place with plenty to see. Cathedral is amazing with loads of history!! Staff were lovely and very welcoming. No admission charge to go in but you can give a donation which we were more than happy to...More

Thank kevlar822
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2 July 2017|
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Response from mauricejewell | Reviewed this property |
defiantly not
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
paul w
13 April 2017|
Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
What negativity. My review was totally positive. Explain!