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Wells Cathedral

Open today: 07:00 - 18:00
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Beautiful architecture

There is a charge to go into the cathedral to help with the upkeep - very reasonable. So much to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Claire C
Wife's birthday break

Amazing Cathedral wonderful architecture and regardless of religion in our view its one of those... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Don M
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Reigate, 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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Reviewed yesterday

Magnificent building. Well worth a visit but if you are interested in misericords you will be disappointed. As they do not allow you to see them. Only one " on show". And three on an internal wall for illustrative purposes. Despite asking by email if...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a charge to go into the cathedral to help with the upkeep - very reasonable. So much to see, and the staff are really happy to talk and give added interest to what you see. My personal favourite was the library, with the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Claire C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing Cathedral wonderful architecture and regardless of religion in our view its one of those truly 'Must visit' places

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Don M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The "High Parts Tour" is a behind the scenes tour of the galleries and transept roof spaces of Wells Cathedral It was excellent, very helpful volunteer guide, and well worth the £13 or so it cost. A different thing to do on a trip to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stu151
Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful cathedral, full of history, well-explained by our tour guide. I hadn't visited for several years and found the experience delightful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank WanderingJJ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wells Cathedral is a must to see, it’s really quite beautiful both inside and out. We will definitely visit again as they have guided tours which unfortunately we were too early to attend.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EstherJacques
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the cathedral A sense of Grande,well looked after in a beautiful part of the country,pretty little city with great shops and pubs and food areas , the cathedral was breath taking with halls of architecture and ceilings of Great height and art. A visitor...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jasonRCrewkerne
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had always wanted to visit Wells Cathedral and it exceeded my expectations. The famous West Front is a veritable feast of medieval statues, outstanding in their preservation. Inside is one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have visited. The famous Scissor Braces, supporting the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very high pressure at the desk to donate before you're allowed in. Donations should be just that and private. If it had been private we would have given much more. It did start the visit off on the wrong foot as it were. But having...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sue P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited over the weeked of 1st March - it is a beautiful Catherdral - they do ask that you consider paying £6 to enter - not sure about this

Date of experience: March 2019
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10 February 2019|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome in the Cathedral at all times. Other dogs are welcome in the Cathedral providing they are on a lead, well-behaved and accompanied at all times by their owner(s). There... More
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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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