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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Wells Cathedral Reviews
This was my second visit to the Cathedral, last summer and so before lockdown began with all of its implications for places of workship and indeed for tourism in general. For an August weekend it was.... more »
Wonderful cathedral full of interest and art including scissor arches to tower. the chapter house is a treat more »
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.
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