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Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
+44 1749 674483
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Stunning Cathedral - Worthwhile Visit

If you've ever visited Salisbury Cathedral, then Wells is like a smaller version of it. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jammydodger63
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Evensong in Wells Cathedral

Make a point of visiting for choral Evensong, sitting in the choir stalls and enjoy the blissful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jerry_Johns
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Clifton-upon-Teme, United Kingdom
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This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chapter house” (171 reviews)
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Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you've ever visited Salisbury Cathedral, then Wells is like a smaller version of it. The architecture is stunning, staff are very helpful (and often volunteers) and visiting the different ante-chambers is fascinating. Admission is free, although you can give a contribution. Strongly recommend you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Make a point of visiting for choral Evensong, sitting in the choir stalls and enjoy the blissful experience of liturgical music in the splendour of one of England's finest cathedrals.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were time limited so only viewed the Cathedral from outside. It is very impressive and well worth a visit. look out for the chiming clock. Adjacent to Vicars close.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We timed our evening visit by chance with Candlemas and it was so beautiful. Lovely building, peaceful place.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is little more to add to all the other reviewers than to say this a must visit if you are in the vicinity of Wells. We visited for an afternoon recently and enjoyed the majesty of the building. The famous scissor arch, the clock...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The scissor arches talked about at Glastonbury are shown to great effect here. The ceiling with the Persia tree of life is beautiful. The medieval clock striking the hour is a must see as is the chapter hall with a great old stone staircase amazing...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely cathedral with great history and many events to go there for. The country dancing is a great event.

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wells is a most beautiful Cathedral with (we think) the best West Front in the country. Ingress is via the modern side entrance to the south of the West Front. There is no entrance fee but rather a request to give a donation. We would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited many cathedrals but this one took my breath away with its amazing Scissor Arch buttress, outstanding altar cloths and tapestries, historic chained library & so many more unique features including the external clock. We will definitely return for a leisurely visit as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely time walking around the cathedral and listening to the choir today, had lunch in the cathedral cafe, excellent food and service, reasonably priced, the town was very good with variety of shops

Thank Shirley C
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forgetmenot40862
2 July 2017|
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Response from mauricejewell | Reviewed this property |
defiantly not
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Rob T
8 June 2017|
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Response from prhill54 | Reviewed this property |
I think if you go on an tour, and get a good guide (I recommend Malcolm) they will point out things that will interest children. There are several things we learned about the cathedral that would interest children. I guess... More
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paul w
13 April 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
What negativity. My review was totally positive. Explain!
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