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Wells Cathedral, Wells

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Wells vacation generator.
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  • If you are visiting do go and see the chapter house and the wonderful ancient stone staircase. Also make sure you time your visit to see the ancient clock strike the hour. There is a good tea rooms ne...  read more »
  • We visited on a lovely sunny day when there was also a food festival taking place.This is a lovely Gothic cathedral in the pretty little medieval city of Wells - named because of the natural springs t...  read more »
  • We took our two grandchildren Rebecca and Daniel to see the cathedral to show them the second oldest clock in the world... they loved watching the jousting horse riders as the clock struck the hours 
  • Wonderful tour guide called Tom. Taught us the word Plantaganation. Very interesting history. Well worth a visit.
  • Stunning cathedral in a wonderful setting. A must see if you are visiting Somerset
  • Beautiful awesome Lil cathedral. Actually it's quote big. If you go there, make sure you see the clock cause it really is pretty cool
  • Deservedly famous cathedral with special windows and clock. Note that visitors are ushered out of key areas during services and choir practices, so plan ahead.
  • The worn, curved steps up to the Charterhouse remind you just how old this magnificent building is, full of history. Make sure you're by the clock on a quarter-hour, and do stroke the cathedral cat!
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