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Wells Cathedral, Wells

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Dating back to the 12th century, Wells Cathedral stands as a fine example of Gothic architecture. Take one of the daily tours to see the most significant details and to hear a colorful history of the building. If specific areas of the cathedral interest you, opt for one of the themed tours. Take one to the top of the tower, where you'll earn expansive views of Wells and the surrounding countryside if the weather's clear. Venture into the library, which contains many books from the 16th and 17th centuries. And view one of Britain's most significant arrays of stained-glass windows. However you choose to visit the cathedral, make sure you head to the north transept to watch knights joust on the 14th-century astronomical clock. Check the schedule of services before you visit, because some areas close when the congregation meets. Put Wells Cathedral and other Wells attractions into our Wells road trip app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Very interesting cathedral, in a great setting. Good value, take in the bishops palace as well. Entry by donation, with a £5 recommendation. 
    Very interesting cathedral, in a great setting. Good value, take in the bishops palace as well. Entry by donation, with a £5 recommendation.  more »
  • The Cathedral was stunning. It offered a free tour guide who was excellent and very knowledgable. The whole experience was fascinating and very uplifting. 
    The Cathedral was stunning. It offered a free tour guide who was excellent and very knowledgable. The whole experience was fascinating and very uplifting.  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning cathedral, and the nearby Bishop's Palace and gardens. Lots of unique features within this beautiful building. Excellent cathedral shop and coffee shop within the ground. A beautiful city altogether, absolutely loved it. ❤️🙏❤️
  • Absolutely stunning. Well worth a visit. Bishops Place is also very picturesque. It was raining heavily, but did not spoil the beauty.

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