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“A great "little" cathedral!”
Review of Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Wells
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Owner description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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“A great "little" cathedral!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

If you enjoy cathedrals, be sure not to miss Wells Cathedral. Although smallish, it is not lacking n beauty. There are so many interesting nooks and crannies. Be sure to wait for the clock inside to go off: it's the second oldest in the world.

Visited October 2012
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“Well worth a visit!”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

A great insite to our history. A must to visit wjen in Wells, nearby within a short walk is also the National Trust house.
Wells had a lot of small and different shops then the main high streets. Quirky coffee shops and antiques and jewellery places.
The cathederal is well equipped for the disabled customer or children prams with easy access ramps and electric doors.
A volountary fee is £6.00 but you can donate what you can afford without feeling pressured.
The shop is by the exit and a coffee shop to relax with a great view is at the end of your visit.
Prices seemed quite high for coffee at £2.50 but if it helps the running of the church then it is acceptable.

Visited November 2012
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northamptonshire
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“Bishops palace is the jewel in this scrown”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Beautiful cathedral with fantastic facade and the interior is also stunning but for me it is the view from the gardens of the Bishops palace at the back that is truly stunning. Its not the most memorable Cathedral for me that mantel lies with Norwich Cathedral, its wonderful bosses and setting.

There is also a street just on the left hand side of the Cathedral which is one of the most untouched in England, see if you can find it and if you can it is easy to imagine how it all looked 200 years ago.

Visited May 2012
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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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“Most stunning cathedral we have ever seen”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Wells has long been held as one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the country and having now had the honour of being there it truly does the deserce all teh accolades that it has won.
They have a chained library one of only a couple in the whole country which are up a flight of stairs and upon reaching them you can easily imagine the monks working away there from centuries ago.
They have the tombs of many of the former bishop of Wells and the incredible sarcophagi of the Bishops from 800-1000 ad are great.
My son was in awe when he saw them that he could be standing next to something so old.
The acoustics are sublime .
If you have the chance to attend one of the concerts that they hold there then I would thoroughly recommend that you go .
The only problem is that it is hard unless you are with a group to go on a guided tours of the upper levels of the cathedral.
Bristol cathedral is the same.
The best thing would be to email the Cathedral and see if they can organise it for you.
If you only go to one cathedral then I would suggest here.

Visited October 2012
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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“What a fascade”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

A truly memorable cathederal, by far the best we've been to. The bells were being rung in the evening and we just stood and listened it was so beautiful. Just go and see it for yourself you will not be disappointed.

Visited November 2012
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