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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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  • I have visited Well Cathedral several times in the past, it is one of my favourites but I have to write this review as I feel that the method of getting donations is wrong. The Cathedral was always.....  more »
  • Ours was a brief visit due to time constraints, but we were really impressed by the grandeur of the cathedral. As we knew we would not be here for a full visit, we simply walked past the reception...  more »
  • A winter's afternoon with sun slanting through the upper windows dramatised the interior of this most beautiful and serene of our cathedrals! Uncluttered, fresh and light, with a lovely painted...  more »
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  • Only popped into the cathedral cafe today, which is a lovely new building located next to the cathedral. Nice coffee, nice cheese scones! The cathedral is definitely worth a visit. One of the best in the UK.
  • No charge to go in just ask for a donation. Stunning glass windows, lots of history and the ceiling is worth a visit in its own. Very good access for disabled people.
  • Visited Wells Cathedral a couple of weeks ago, it says FREE ENTRY but donations gratefully received,you just try getting past Nora Batty on the desk as you enter, she insists on a donation before you go in, I am happy to donate but I thought donation meant if you want to give, not only that but I thought it was confidential not Nora, she bellowed "How much are you giving,". Once you have given you can go in, to be honest I would have volunteered more if not bullied so they lost out. Will NOT returning. By the way others were moaning as well.
  • Wells cathedral is a truely amazing place. The architecture, history, sculpture is all absolutely amazing. It is definitely a must see in England! It has a really calm atmosphere and everyone that works there are all really friendly. I highly recommend going to one of the organ performances too as that really lights up the place and brings it all together. This is one of my favourite places in the whole of the UK, it is most definitely breath taking 😊
  • Nice Cathedral building. We visited on Good Friday. Instead of being invited to worship, the doors were shut and we and other tourists were ushered out. Not what Christianity is about at all.
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