Wells Cathedral Visit Highlights

The Nave and famous ‘Scissor Arches’ at Wells Cathedral

As well as its iconic and breathtaking West Front, Wells Cathedral boasts the famous Wells Clock (which is considered to be the second oldest clock mechanism in Great Britain), the fascinating octagonal Chapter House, the breathtaking ‘scissor’ arches, the Jesse (East) Window, (which is considered to be one of the finest examples of mediaeval stained glass in Europe), and one of only four chained libraries in the UK.

We offer daily scheduled tours which run regularly throughout the day and are free of charge. No need to book, simply make your way to the ‘Tour’ sign in the nave before the tour of your choice begins.  Regular free ‘window walks’ and ‘exploring the embroideries’ talks also take place from 11.15am and 11.40am respectively on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Again, no need to book (just wait at our Information Desk) and these specialist tours are a great opportunity to learn more about our unique stained glass and fabulous embroideries.

It’s easy to underestimate the length of time to spend at the Cathedral but our Visit Highlights page is always a good place to start.  Details of local parking and accommodation providers are also included in this section to help you plan your visit:

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