We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1749 674483
09:00 - 16:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,256 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1695
  • 344
    Very good
  • 44
  • 11
  • 1

This is a stunningly beautiful place - airy, light, ethereal. Lifts your heart and soul. Beautiful stained glass especially the Jesse window.

Reviewed 2 days ago
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

2,256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 2,095: English reviews
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
148 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a stunningly beautiful place - airy, light, ethereal. Lifts your heart and soul. Beautiful stained glass especially the Jesse window.

Thank peterpaddockhurst
Level Contributor
315 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing cathedral, very well preserved with lots of things to see inside. The entrance is free, even if they ask you a donation of 6 GBP per person. It was funny to see the clock work at the quarter, the cloisters are peaceful. I think it deserves a visit.

Thank Romangirl79
Level Contributor
109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful cathedral with so much character - we spent over an hour there just looking around. There was a wedding taking place when we were there which made it extra special!

Thank suehillage
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We joined the free tour, the lady guide was fabulous. Watching the oldest clock in action was a thrill. The suggested donation was modest and worth every penny. Beautiful.

Thank BlondeOldie
Libourne, France
Level Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's so worth visiting. We were lucky enough to hear a part of a concert there. The place in itself is peaceful and such a testimony of the past...

Thank Laurence C
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
260 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we did not have a lot of time to have a detailed look around this majestic building. What we did see was beautiful and interesting. I wish we had taken the tour but couldn't but the guide said that we shouldn't miss the clock. Luckily we got there at midday as the clock gave a short performance well worth... More 

Thank Quietman70
Theale, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although we live in the UK we forget what we have in our own country. Wells is such a beautiful place. The cathedral is stunning and you should not miss it. Please go inside and take it all in, it looks new but it isn't it dates back to 12th century. No charge but donation is welcomed. Cafe in the... More 

Thank David-Clover M
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wedding was shortly to start . The choir was practicing the acoustics were fantastic.. This is a truly beautiful Cathederal. I had never been here and can't wait to go back when I am not in such a rush. Tranquil and serene. If your are anywhere in teh west country do not miss this wonderful pies of architecture nearly... More 

Thank Gryphon2
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
1,893 reviews
1,042 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,871 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This massive cathedral dominates the small city of Wells. It is magnificent inside and out and should not be missed. Attend a church service or even song and see the interior for free. They also have paid regular concerts. Do not miss the historic street nearby which is said to be the oldest residential street in Europe. There is also... More 

Thank Pnemiller
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to visit Wells Cathedral but was confined to a mobility scooter after a recent operation and felt sure that it would not be accessible to me...... What a pleasant surprise! The greeting was warm and friendly and I was assured that most areas of the Cathedral would be accessible, obviously not the tower but I would not expect... More 

Thank MrsGSouthampton

Travellers who viewed Wells Cathedral also viewed


Been to Wells Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wells Cathedral and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Wells Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?