One of England’s most beautiful cathedrals
As the historic home of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Cathedral visitors see today is one steeped in the long history of England. From its beginnings as a Roman mausoleum to the English Civil War and the Victorian Era, Wells Cathedral is both a highly important religious hub for the Anglican Church and contains many impressive stained glass windows, sculptures, carvings and monuments.
Here are some frequently asked questions about Wells Cathedral.
What’s it all about?
While the Cathedral is still the main home and administration centre for the Bishop of Bath and Wells, it is still a large draw for tourist from all around the world. People flock to marvel at the impressive and almost intimidating Gothic-style architecture and its pointed arcades and fluted piers.
What can I expect to see?
Wells Cathedral offers a number of different tours depending on what you want to see. Many of the tours will take you around specific parts of the Cathedral such as the “High Parts” tour which gives visitors the chance to explore the hidden spaces, galleries and chambers.
Visitors on this tour will also see something extremely rare on this tour: A tracing floor. This is where the original masons would draw their templates on the floor – something of a predecessor to blueprints.
The Cathedral also holds regular church services for those of you who wish to attend.
Where is Well Cathedral located from the Berrys Drop Off?
We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there.
How do I get there from the Berrys drop-off point?
The Cathedral is less than a 10 minute walk from the Berrys drop-off.
Exit the Well Bus and Coach station and turn left onto Princes Road. Take the next left onto Priory Road and keep walking until you reach a busy crossroads. You want to cross straight over onto Broad Street for approximately 50 yards and then bear right when you come to a fork. This will take you onto the High Street.
As you walk down the High Street, you’ll easily see the twin spires of the Cathedral rising up in the skyline. Simply keep following the High Street and turn right at the very end to find the entrance and coffee shop of the Cathedral.