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Address: Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
Phone Number: 01749-674483
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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The Wonderful Wells

While staying in Bristol, Wells and the Cathedral are one of the places that are normally recommended to visit, but due to Bristol being so vibrant and there's so much to do, plus... read more

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

While staying in Bristol, Wells and the Cathedral are one of the places that are normally recommended to visit, but due to Bristol being so vibrant and there's so much to do, plus another place called Bath nearby I'm guessing Wells gets overlooked?, but let me say Wells should be on your list of places to visit. Catching the bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful. Excellent guide. Choir was in rehearsal and that provided a splendid background for our visit. Without the tour guide we would have missed so much.

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Thank John W
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Wells on our way back form Cornwall and Devon, first port of call was The Cathedral. We were just in time to join a free guided tour at 12, with a very dedicated, informative, friendly, funny guide. The tour lasted an hour and we were so pleased that we had someone to explain things to us. We... More 

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We headed for Wells Cathedral on the only day we had rain and were so pleased we did the tour. We had a Tour Guide called Anthony (Langdon I think ) a white haired gentleman with a white moustache and glasses and I say this with all sincerity he was the best Guide I have ever had anywhere. He was... More 

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful and large cathedral with a wonderful open space around it. We came after it had closed -- which by the way is rather early here in England, around 500 pm and then the place turns into a ghost town... odd -- and had the place to ourselves as the chore was practicing. If you like cathedrals and architecture, then... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a magnificent Cathedral, just the first view of the outside West wing on arrival takes your breath away. The interior is equally amazing. We gave a donation and joined a most informative 1 hour tour. There is no pressure to give a donation on entry but everything goes towards the Cathedral upkeep. You can wander around and self guide... More 

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful cathedral, so well maintained and the staff were so friendly and helpful. There is no formal charge to go in, just a suggested donation - and it is worth every penny!

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Thank ColinRS0346
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After vising the cathedral we went next door to see the Bishops Castle, surrounded by beautiful trees , well kept grass and planting with a lake and swans, such a lovely day out ,a must visit if in Wells.

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Perth Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Set in lovely lawns it really is a beautiful building. Evensong is work a visit too if you have never been to one before

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made a donation and spent over an hour viewing the inside of this magnificent building. The history is amazing, make sure you explore the whole building. We waited for the clock to chime on the hour which made everyone watching smile, amazing to think it is still in perfect order given the age of it. We were very very... More 

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