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Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
+44 1749 674483
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All that can be expected

One of the finest British cathedrals in a superb setting. I enjoyed the conveniently placed cafe... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andrew H
Droitwich, United Kingdom
Great stop

We stopped in Wells to pass some time and the cathedral and Bishops Palace to be wonderful glad we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
+44 1749 674483
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the finest British cathedrals in a superb setting. I enjoyed the conveniently placed cafe for lunch, then joined a group for an hour long tour of the cathedral. A good guide, and free. Pity the Victorians removed all he monuments from the nave,...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in Wells to pass some time and the cathedral and Bishops Palace to be wonderful glad we stopped here. Center marketplace was open in city center. Learning a lot on the way. Good walking area. Vicar's Row pretty amazing also close by.

Thank papawis
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Suggested donation for entering but the staff make you feel uncomfortable if you didn't pay, lovely atmosphere and interesting items of historic nature, cafe delicious coffee. Food looked tasty, staff need a little training in customer service.

Thank flowingcrystal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came for a day out and we love wells cathedral the grounds are lovely to walk round and dogs are welcome in the grounds

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour by David lasted approx 1.5 hrs and is a must for anyone. David's knowledge was par excellence and the cathedral was hugely interesting. We were also able to listen to the young students orchestra practicing which was most pleasurable.

Thank PaulRStamford
Reviewed 4 days ago

I decided this visit when I learned thant Ken Follet - one of my favourite writers - was inspired by this wonder. I was captured by its Impressive facade, its architectural elegance and semplicity (although it took more than 3 centuries for its completion) and...More

Thank GiulioVeniVidi
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this Cathedral in July 2017 and joined the Sunday Service. It was free to get in and had a great atmosphere. The service was excellent and the building is very impressive.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Wells Cathedral is simply a beautiful building, inside and out. It is a 12th century building encompassing fascinating history through the centuries, including one of the largest galleries of medieval sculpture in the world. The Wells clock, dating to 1390, is said to be...More

Thank Lynn F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is no charge to enter but they do ask for a voluntary donation at the reception desk which is recommended at £6 but you can give whatever you like It's well worth whatever you give as it's a beautiful cathedral with plenty to see...More

Thank Leeandkatie2010
Reviewed 6 days ago

Definitely a must if you are going to Wells, they were bell ringing during our stay which was marvellous.

Thank jane01030
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1 July 2017|
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Response from Stephen C | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed
Rob T
7 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
paul w
13 April 2017|
Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
What negativity. My review was totally positive. Explain!