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Wells Cathedral

Open today: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wells Cathedral and City

Fantastic History. Check out the Bishops palace and wait till the clock chimes in the Cathedral... read more

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Wells Cathedral

Nice place. Entrance fee is up to you. They recommend £6. Lots to see and check out the open doors... read more

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Climb the spiral staircase to walk in the footsteps of Cathedral masons with behind-the-scenes tours of Wells Cathedral’s High Parts; the most memorable thing to do in Wells! Discover hidden spaces and chambers, explore the south transept roof space...more
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Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
+44 1749 674483
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Reviewed today

Fantastic History. Check out the Bishops palace and wait till the clock chimes in the Cathedral. Great and helpful guides spend time with you. Lovely shop and café in the cathedral. The setting on the cathedral green is very imposing. The History and Tombs of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice place. Entrance fee is up to you. They recommend £6. Lots to see and check out the open doors and what's behind :-)

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the outside this cathedral is very impressive with all the stonework, gargoyles and statues. We went into the shop and had planned to go inside however even though it states that entry is donation we felt the signs suggesting a £6 donation each and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RACH3884
Reviewed 5 days ago

The cathedral is certainly imposing at first sight and the inside even better. My wife and I have been visiting old churches, cathedrals and historic buildings over the summer and it was certainly an eye opener when we walked inside. Wells has the best example...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diver256155
Reviewed 5 days ago

We've been here many, many times over the last 15 years. There's been a few changes with the café and the gift shop but it's still a lovely place to visit. I know these buildings are in constant need of financial help but my only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building. Look out for the stations of the cross around the side of the nave, and the stained glass particularly in the Lady Chapel. For me it being entry by donation and not set charge is really important, as hard as it can be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour takes you up into the hidden parts of the Cathedral.. You get to see intrerestiing areas such as the tracing floor used by the masons in the past, a close up view of the scissor arches and of the holes in the wall...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank appletree812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW we were really impressed with the inside of the cathedral, massive space, spectacular. Don't miss coming inside if you are in Wells. Donations - no admission charge.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Wells so am no stranger to this breathtaking building and the Christian faith that inspired it. But on Christmas Eve I went to the Eucharist service which started at 11.00pm in the main body of the cathedral and it was wondrous. Firstly,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Alice T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wells Cathedral took my breath away when I first caught sight of it. Towering high into the sky, this stunning building was a sight to behold. A walk around the building, inside and out was time well spent.

Date of experience: December 2018
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8 April 2018|
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Response from lindafQ2601CS | Reviewed this property |
My husband pointed out that if they halved the price they would get twice the number of visitors. The people collecting the entrance fees were pensioners themselves and quite rude explaining the costs of maintaining the... More
19 March 2018|
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Response from golddigger1957 | Reviewed this property |
The lady on the entrance ask if you like to donate. You can donate inside if you prefer or say no thank you. The money from the cafe also goes into donations. The cafe prices are very reasonable and good quality.
Jennifer M
28 February 2018|
Response from WellsCathedral | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer. Most of Wells Cathedral is accessible. The Chapter House and the Library are not unfortunately accessible due to uneven staircases and the area in the south cloister to the transept is difficult to negotiate... More