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Wells Cathedral, Wells

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Dating back to the 12th century, Wells Cathedral stands as a fine example of Gothic architecture. Take one of the daily tours to see the most significant details and to hear a colorful history of the building. If specific areas of the cathedral interest you, opt for one of the themed tours. Take one to the top of the tower, where you'll earn expansive views of Wells and the surrounding countryside if the weather's clear. Venture into the library, which contains many books from the 16th and 17th centuries. And view one of Britain's most significant arrays of stained-glass windows. However you choose to visit the cathedral, make sure you head to the north transept to watch knights joust on the 14th-century astronomical clock. Check the schedule of services before you visit, because some areas close when the congregation meets. Put Wells Cathedral and other Wells attractions into our Wells road trip app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We happened to time our visit for when the choir was practising - and it made for an amazing experience. We were spellbound! The stunning architecture of the Chapterhouse was equally impressive, and w...  more »
  • First visit to Wells cathedral and were very surprised at the size and magnificance of it. We joined a one hour tour with was very very good and informative. Although entrance and the tour were free, ...  more »
  • What an incredible cathedral! First, found easy parking nearby in South Street and then cut through M&Co to get to the high street and marketplace so no more than a leisurely 10 minute walk. The cathe...  more »
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  • I have been to many Cathedrals but Wells Cathedral is absolutely, without doubt the most magnificent, beautiful one of all. The magnificent architecture, the attention to detail is amazing. The wonderful clock situated inside the Cathedral itself is unbelievable. It is free to visit,although donations are requested, once inside you are free to go where you want, there are no restrictions and the staff are very friendly and helpful, it is a must for anyone visiting Wells.
  • A beautiful cathedral. It looks just as monumental inside as outside. The architectural details are amazing, well worth a visit. Allow yourself at least an hour to walk around if you are interested in he design. Make sure that you don't miss the Chapter house.
  • I feel as though this is one of the sights that cannot be judged like any other tourist attraction. The detail that one sees when they look deeper than the surface is vast and goes far beyond similar modern sites. The history and significance behind this place, and for the considerably low optional donation price for entry, easily makes this one of the most interesting and cost effective places on the places for holiday makers in the UK.
  • Possibly one of the most spectacular buildings I have ever been inside in the UK! Regardless of whether you are religious or not, the sheer beauty of the place and its history are worth a visit.
  • A beautiful cathedral in a stunning city. Great informed tours. A beautiful cathedral to visit.

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