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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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This cathedral os gorgeous. You can enjoy it whilst having lunch. If it's a sunny day, then it's a no brain! It's not far from Bath or Bristol, about an hour driving.

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Barcelona, Spain
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107 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This cathedral os gorgeous. You can enjoy it whilst having lunch. If it's a sunny day, then it's a no brain! It's not far from Bath or Bristol, about an hour driving.

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Farnham
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a magnificent building with beautiful stained glass windows (just as you would expect) is really worth a visit. The acoustics are fabulous. A £5 donation is aked for on entering which is worth penny.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Simply beautiful. Guided tour around the cathedral was brilliant, guide was lovely and she showed us lots of interesting details that we would never had noticed. Clock was fascinating

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it's one thing to tour a building, but another to hear sacred music and be part of the service. Wells is austere within and ornamented without. The music was exquisite, and the atmosphere also.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely gorgeous inside. Come on Sat to catch the market and get something nice to sit and eat on the Cathedral green. Better to go outside coral evensong time as the clock will be switched off.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took our granddaughter here for the day. The cathedral is full of interesting things to see, and the history was bought to life by our excellent guide who explained everything fully. After a good walk round we enjoyed lunch in the cafe, reasonably priced and well cooked. The gift shop has a varied array of quality gifts as well as... More 

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Devon, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful! The clock was a highlight!! We spent over an hour in there with a two year old! He loved it!

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Evercreech, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have lived in the area for 4 yrs and had not been to visit, so had a look around, it is magnificent and well worth a visit, a note to gentlemen, please remove your hat when entering the cathedral as my husband was told off for wearing his hat (quite rightly) by one of the stewards! There is a... More 

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Lodi, Lombardia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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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