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Address: Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
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+44 1749 674483
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Awesome architecture

Beautiful building, fascinating history, interesting churchyard, superb stained glass, curious chapterhouse, jousting knights on the clock ....all in all .... a great way to while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful building, fascinating history, interesting churchyard, superb stained glass, curious chapterhouse, jousting knights on the clock ....all in all .... a great way to while away several hours

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cathedral is free with a suggested donation of £6. Spacious and gracious. Interesting spaces, side chapels and cloisters. Guided tours available regularly. Very unusual clock - make sure to see it!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely breathtaking! A must see for anyone who values history! The most stained-glass I have seen in one building anywhere in the world!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Entered the cathedral about 4.30pm, no one on reception desk so in we went with our beautifully behaved dog on a lead. Got halfway round to be approached by a minister who informed us dogs weren't allowed so we had to leave. Disappointed as it was so impressive and really wanted to see the rest. So much for 'all creatures... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Intricate Bath stone facade sadly losing some of the carving through pigeons and weathering. Surrounding buildings equally fascinating particularly the Vicars Close through the arch to the left. A must see in Wells and cery tranquil despite being a stones throw from the high street and market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours in a beautiful city. Free tour guide. £6 donation for adults but well worth it. Whilst there we heard a local choir practicing. The acoustics were amazing!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wells Cathedral is home to the second oldest clock in the U.K. But what is lacks in age it makes up for in its sense of theatre. The jousting knights really add excitement to the coming round of another hour. The tour guide was informed and entertaining and even though Cathedrals are not my favourite thing, this was a more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited Wells cathedral with my wife a few times over the years and it never gets boring. There are many things to catch the eye, and the beautiful stained glass windows are breathtaking and I always find something that I hadn't noticed before. The lawns at the front are great if you wish to have a picnic. There... More 

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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Cathedral with my husband, found it very interesting and learnt many things. Staff were polite and friendly, there is no actual admission fee but a donation is required which we didn't mind paying at all. Absolutely lovely piece of history, there is also a large lawned area at the front ideal for picnics etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cathedral stunning, town full of interesting shops, locals so friendly. Fab pubs and places to dine. Setting of the Cathedral just superb. Loved everything about Wells. Made me re-watch Hot Fuzz movie as recognised so much.

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