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Reviewed 18 December 2020 via mobile

From the cathedral school 1,111 years old), the second oldest clock (after Salisbury cathedral) and the story behind the odd stained glass windows (related to Battle of Sedgmoor), this was a fascinating trip around the cathedral. And with volunteer guides on hand this gave greater insight into one of the most beautiful buildings around

Date of experience: December 2020
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Reviewed 1 December 2020

Wells Cathedral ウェルズ大聖堂 is a 12th century prominent Anglican cathedral that is used for worship, concerts, music recitals, and lectures throughout the year. The cathedral is known for its massive “scissor” arches in the high ceiling, the airy lighting the arches give, and the front façade with its early English front featuring 300 sculpted saints. Historians state that it is Europe’s first truly Gothic structure. It is hard to imagine such a prominent building in the bucolic Mendip heartland. Some areas are restricted entry during worship services. We went in the late afternoon whilst the cathedral choir was practicing for the Choral Evensong. Hours are 7 am to 7 pm April to September, and 7 am to 6 pm October to March. Access from Bath is via bus 173/174 and from Bristol via bus 376. The cathedral is a short walk from the Wells bus terminal. Wells is the least populated cathedral town in England and is the smallest except for the City of London. Visited late Fall 2019.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed 5 November 2020 via mobile

The building and the Cathedral Green along with the Bishops Palace next door are some of the most picturesque and beautiful views in England. The interior of the cathedral with its spectacular scissor arches is both awesome and beautiful. Whether you love secret spaces or sublime architecture and you will find a visit to Wells Cathedral profoundly rewarding.

Date of experience: July 2020
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Reviewed 3 November 2020

What a delight to visit Wells Cathedral. If you are interested in history and social development then you will not be disappointed. The architecture is sublime with incredible scissor arches below the crossing.
The (strongly encouraged) entrance fee is worth every penny when compared to a NT property or tacky themed "historical experience" unfortunately, the chapter house wasn't open due to Covid ( no, I don't see the connection either), but that was a minor irritation.
Also, don't miss the Vicars' Close just north of the cathedral, and it's free!

Date of experience: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

An incredibly beautiful historic space to reflect, meditate, absorb the silence and peace. I attended an organ meditation and a choral evensong service and despite not being religious, I gained a real sense of tranquility and spiritual peace thanks to the generous and persistent contribution of the Cathedral staff in continuing to stay open and provide beautiful music to anyone who needs some solace.

Date of experience: October 2020
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