Wells Cathedral is located in the medieval city of Wells in Somerset. Built between 1175 and 1490, our Cathedral has been described as the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”. We welcome visitors every day of the year to experience this wonderful and holy place. Situated within an easy drive from Bristol, Bath and Cardiff, Wells Cathedral has unique features that separate it from other English cathedrals including the beautiful scissor arches supporting the central tower, and one of the largest collections of historic stained glass in the country. The Jesse Window in particular is one of the most splendid examples of 14th century stained glass in Europe, narrowly escaping destruction during the English Civil War.
Scheduled Daily Tours of the Cathedral are available all year except Sundays. We also provide guided tours for group visits as well as special interest tours (such as stained glass, embroidery, library) which need to be pre-booked and are perfect both for groups or anyone keen to learn more about this fascinating place.
A warm welcome awaits you at our two Cathedral shops which stock a wide range of locally sourced mementoes and gifts. Our café is also open daily for coffee, delicious home-made lunches and afternoon teas.