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Address: Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
Phone Number: 01749-674483
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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My three grand daughters and I joined an activity based on finding masons marks in Wells Cathederal. We hunted for 8 masons marks round the pillars and stonework,filled in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Lodi, Lombardia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wells Cathedral is without doubt one of the finest examples of it's kind in the British Isles. I do have the feeling that many visitors may be put off by the steep price asked for entry, but if this is the case, even a walk around the outside, and into the gardens of the Bishop's palace, are rewarding enough.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My three grand daughters and I joined an activity based on finding masons marks in Wells Cathederal. We hunted for 8 masons marks round the pillars and stonework,filled in the sheet of diagrams and then made our own masons mark on a piece of soap! There were plenty of friendly volunteers to help. When we had finished, a volunteer took... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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498 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was a pupil here back in the 60s and recently returned home for home it was for me. Naturally I think a lot of Wells and whereas I have been to many other cathedrals this one has so much to offer both in and around the outside. The West front is one of the most glorious in Europe and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Try not to miss this one. It has dramatic scissor arches. There is also a beautiful chapter house that you must see. The room itself is luminous and peaceful. The stairs which flow like lava from two directions have to be seen to understand. They were wonderful. This was my second time seeing this cathedral. This time we were here... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They were setting up cameras for some event that would be recorded so access was limited in parts but the cathedral supposed itself! I particularly liked the Chapter House with its impressive arches. The Cloisters were also stunning overlooking a beautiful churchyard. Highly recommended.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place never fails to impress us, our children also love coming here, plenty to see and do, would we recommend? Yes deffo worth a visit.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the opportunity to do a guided tour of the cathedral and were not disappointed. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Plenty to keep younger children interested as well.

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Thank Bucketgob
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place, staff friendly and helpful. Enjoyed a couple of hours looking around the cathedral. Take time to enjoy the clock very interesting.

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Thank Paula T
Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely cathedral with amazing 14th century clock, architecture truly breathtaking, the bishops palace next door is also interesting surrounded by a moat with swans that ring a bell to be fed. The palace gardens are also beautiful with the famous wells from which the city takes its name. City is the smallest in England, is picturesque and has a chilled... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful and fascinating religous building with a lot to see. If possible go on a free tour with one of the wonderful guides who point out many interesting features to the visitors. A few of the features which we remember were the carvings of people at the top of pillars which showed a peasant with toothache and... More 

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