Filming and Photography

Filming and Photography

Contact details for those interested in filming in Wells Cathedral, and information about some of the locations available.

Wells Cathedral is a unique and stunning location for film-makers and photographers, appearing in television dramas, documentaries and even Hollywood films. The Chained Library, historic Vicars’ Close, Cathedral Nave and impressive Chapter House and its steps prove to be particularly popular film locations. See below for more details about our locations.

If you are interested in using Wells Cathedral or its precincts as a venue for  filming or photography, please contact the Events Team via


The Spanish Princess | Official Trailer

Filmed in Wells Cathedral. This trailer shows parts of the West Front, the Nave and the Lady Chapel.

Venues available


The three cloisters, built in the 13th century and remodelled in the 15th join the Cathedral on the south side and surround a rectangular green.

Vicars’ Close

Completed by 1363 and built to house the men of the choir it is the oldest continuously inhabited street for the same purpose in Europe.


The western end of the Quire forms the oldest part of the present cathedral. Under some stalls are elaborate carved misericords.


Wells is the first Cathedral in England to be, from its foundation, built in the Gothic style.


Chapter House steps

The view of the Chapter House steps is among the most photographed area of any Cathedral and the building itself. The Chapter House was finished by 1306 and was the meeting place for Cathedral affairs.


Chained Library

One of the few surviving chained libraries in the country.

Wells Cathedral Chained Library

Vicars’ Hall

Vicars Hall dates from 1348, the time of the Black Death. The adjoining Treasury Block is a series of rooms with fascinating fittings. Bishop Bekynton commissioned the Chain Bridge with gate beneath, built by 1460.

Palm Churchyard

View of the Library over the East Cloister.


St Andrew Street

Running along the North side of the Cathedral.


Cathedral Green

Wells Cathedral West Front with logo

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