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Wells Cathedral High Parts Tour - December

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Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green

Wells

BA5 2UE

United Kingdom

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Climb the spiral staircase to walk in the footsteps of Wells Cathedral masons with new behind-the-scenes tour of Wells Cathedral’s High Parts; one of the most memorable things to do in Wells!

  • Discover hidden spaces, galleries and chambers, including behind the Wells clock
  • See one of only two surviving tracing floors in the country where masons drew templates on the floor
  • Walk along the singing gallery, complete with and learn about trumpet holes!
  • Explore the south transept roof space
  • And marvel at the nave from a very different perspective!

Each Tour lasts 1.5 hours and does not include the tower.

A Family ticket includes 2 Adults and 3 children between 10 and 16 years.

Bookings can be made via Eventbrite up to 24 hours prior to the tour taking place; click on the month of your choice below to choose your preferred day and time. Want to make a last minute booking? Call us on 01749 672773 or ask at the Donation desk on the day of your visit.

When and Where to Meet Your Guide

Meet your Guide at the Donation Desk in the New Entry Cloister 15 MINUTES BEFORE your Tour begins.

If you purchase a Tour and refreshments package, your Guide will indicate where to take your refreshments at the end of the Tour.

Visitor Safety Instructions and Terms and Conditions for the safe operation of the High Parts Tour

Please read this information carefully as you will be expected to comply with all restrictions and requirements listed below; the Cathedral wishes you to have an enjoyable and safe tour experience and we are grateful for your co-operation.

  • Before you commence the High Parts Tour you will be asked to provide your name and age range to assist in the safe operation of the tour.
  • Your signature will also be the acceptance that you have read and understood the visitor safety instructions and terms and conditions. The responsible adult will be asked to sign on behalf of children under the age of 18 on the tour.
  • Any visitors with a fear of heights or confined spaces and/or in poor health should consider carefully their suitability for the tour.
  • The tour is not recommended for any of the following visitors:

Those with breathing difficulties
Those with heart conditions
Those with joint problems
Those with balance problems
Those with reduced mobility
Those who are pregnant
Those who have any other medical condition which could put them at risk, or be worsened by the tour

  • We request that all asthma sufferers bring their inhalers with them on the tour.
  • Children and adults must be able to ascend and descend the tour unaided.
  • There are up to 250 steps, uneven floors, low ceilings and the narrowest point is just 60cm (2ft.) wide.
  • The stairs are steep and narrow in places; therefore it is essential you wear suitable clothing and footwear and so not carry handbags or rucksacks or anything with a strap, including cameras. Secure storage will be provided. High heels, flip flops, in bare feet will not be admitted on the tour. Sandals must be securely fastened front and back.
  • The maximum number in any upper levels tour is 12 and no children under the age of 10 years are permitted on the tour.
  • Children between the ages of 10 and 16 years must be accompanied by one adult for every two children, unless they are part of an organised youth group when at least two adults must be in attendance.
  • Smoking and/or using mobile phones for anything other than taking photographs is not permitted during the tour. Visitors must exercise caution when taking photographs and should not lean over barriers or step backwards to get a better picture.
  • Once the tour has started there will be no opportunity for a comfort break.
  • The lead Cathedral Guide is in charge of the tour; anyone not following the Guide’s instruction will be escorted back to the ground floor level while the rest of the group wait.

The Cathedral reserves the right to refuse any visitor admittance on the tour if deemed to be in breach of any of the above. This will be for your safety and for the safety of others. The Cathedral’s decision is final and is not subject to appeal.

Also note that this is a busy, working Cathedral so there may be some noise from other activities taking place during the tour, but this should be minimised due to the nature of the tour route.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Children must be at least 10 years old to take the Tour and must be individually accompanied by a responsible adult.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds can be obtained 30 days prior to the Event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes

What can I bring into the event?

It is essential you wear suitable clothing and footwear and so not carry handbags or rucksacks or anything with a strap, including cameras. Secure storage will be provided. High heels, flip flops, and bare feet will not be admitted on the tour. Sandals must be securely fastened front and back.

Mobile phones can be used with care during the Tour, however there are no cameras allowed. Visitors must exercise caution when taking photographs with mobile phones and should not lean over barriers or step backwards to get a better picture.


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Cathedral Green

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BA5 2UE

United Kingdom

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