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Address: Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1749 674483
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Description:

This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

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Beautiful ecclesiastical experience

We came here yesterday as my daughter has a photography project on architecture and this was ideal. It is a totally amazing place both architectally and spiritually. Being a local... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Street, United Kingdom
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Street, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came here yesterday as my daughter has a photography project on architecture and this was ideal. It is a totally amazing place both architectally and spiritually. Being a local person occasionally we overlook the beauty within our own areas and although I have been here many times before I don't think I've ever looked at it from a visitors... More 

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Brush Prairie, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you love Cathedrals or are interested in a great place to worship this is one for you to attend. Very friendly, the building has very cool features. I have been to one of the services and was very impressed.

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Thank James W
Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cathedral and surrounding Bishops Palace gardens and Palace are wonderful to visit. No entrance fee to the cathedral, but donations expected. Lovely bright and airy building and very historic. We also went to the delightful, warm and light café adjoining the cathedral for our lunch, which was also very good.

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Thank Rosy J
Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The outside is just as magnificent to look at as the inside. You can feel the history of this place as you walk up the aisles stepping on flagstones with names and dates chiseled in of who is lying beneath. Reading these alone will take you on a tour of times past.... Fascinating stuff. Excellent venue to save for a... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently visited Wells Cathedral well worth a visit, they have a suggested donation policy which is very fair. Nice coffee shop although we only had a coffee the food looked very good.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hour long guided tour was of an excellent standard, with interesting historical background to the extraordinary beauty of the Cathedral.

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Thank DL99ofcourse
Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful cathedrals you will ever see. I can't remember the name, but the stone A frame supporting the roof is quite astonishing! Cafe is very good and peaceful. The gift shop is very good too.

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Thank MazP73
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took my sister and my niece. My niece is 4 and she loved exploring the "magic castle" Absolutely beautiful historic site.

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Thank KAEmery
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on Monday January 16. When you first see the outside of the building the size of it is quite astonishing for such a small city. Whilst it is 'free entry' to the cathedral you are encouraged to make a donation which is fair enough. We had the good fortune to arrive just as a guided tour was... More 

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Thank Marlowdon
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the area for few days break so popped to Wells and went to the Cathedral and boy what a surprise!! The architecture is simply outstanding and the tour guide pointed out lots of really interesting snippets of history. Never seen anything like the scissor arches which were installed in the thirteenth centry to hold up the tower. After tour... More 

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