• Wells Cathedral, Wells

  • A magnificent place to visit

  • Spend the day in England's smallest city!

Wells Cathedral is set in the medieval heart of England’s smallest city. It is stunning Cathedral located in a beautiful town and an ideal place to visit for a family day out. The Cathedral is free to visit but donations are very welcome to aid with the upkeep of this historic building. The Cathedral adjoins Vicars’ Close which is thought to be Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited street.

On most days of the year regular scheduled tours are available with a Wells Cathedral guide. These tours are free of charge and last approximately 1 hour. You can visit the Cathedral cafe for to enjoy a relaxing lunch whilt appreciating the magnificent views over the West Front of Wells Cathedral and over the moat of Bishop’s Palace which you can also visit whilst visiting as it is quite literally on the doorstep of the Cathedral.

Key Information

A: Cathedral Green, Wellls, Somerset, BA5 2US.
T: 01749 674 483
W: www.wellscathedral.org.uk

Things You Can Do

Have a look on the Wells Cathedral website for full deatils on upcoming events including concerts, recitals and special services.
Have a look on the Wells Cathedral website for full deatils on upcoming events including concerts, recitals and special services.
Pick up either the primary guide or the secondary guide leaflets from the entrance and ask your children complete the quiz as you walk around the Cathedral. When you have finished take your leaflet to the Information Desk and you will be given a free sticker and colouring sheet.
Pick up either the primary guide or the secondary guide leaflets from the entrance and ask your children complete the quiz as you walk around the Cathedral. When you have finished take your leaflet to the Information Desk and you will be given a free sticker and colouring sheet.
Pay a visit to the Cathedral gift shop. It stocks a vast range of products including books, cards, CDs, gifts, pictures, chocolates, Somerset Lavender, tapestries and jewellery.
Pay a visit to the Cathedral gift shop. It stocks a vast range of products including books, cards, CDs, gifts, pictures, chocolates, Somerset Lavender, tapestries and jewellery.
It goes without saying that you will be able to get some beautiful pictures of the Cathedral.....Just don
It goes without saying that you will be able to get some beautiful pictures of the Cathedral.....Just don't forget to buy a photography licence from the information desk.
Take a picnic to have lunch on the Cathedral green where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings
Take a picnic to have lunch on the Cathedral green where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings
Wells is an absolutely beautiful city to wander around and if you go on a Wednesday or Saturday you will catch the markets as well.
Wells is an absolutely beautiful city to wander around and if you go on a Wednesday or Saturday you will catch the markets as well.

Magnificent Cathedral and City. Definitely worth a visit, be sure to see the moated Bishops Palace too.