Wells Cathedral in Wells, England

Wells Cathedral is known for its Gothic style (the first cathedral to adopt such style in England) and has been standing since 1175. Besides its history, the church likes to boast that it is perhaps the most beautiful cathedral in England, and I cannot disagree. The hidden gardens and sprawling grounds are magnificent. The wells and springs are why the church was strategically built here, and those can still be seen today Bishop's Palace garden. The city of Wells is also beautiful. Once you are through visiting the cathedral, do take time and explore the streets, lined with unique shops and eateries.


Driving time from Bath and Bristol is approximately 40 minutes.
The nearest train station to Wells is Castle Cary from which there are direct services to London Paddington. Taxis are available from the train station to Wells.

Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, UK
Coordinates: 51.2104° N, 2.6434° W

Cost & Admission
April - September: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
October - March: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

While entrance and tours are free, donations are welcomed. 

Wells Cathedral Cafe offers light fare like soup, sandwiches, cakes, coffee, tea, etc.

Walking, exploring a cathedral.

Photography is not permitted inside but you are welcome to snap photos of the grounds. There is a cafe and gift shop which is a great way to ease your hunger, get souvenirs, and support the cathedral.