Visit Highlights

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 Jesse Window (which is considered to be one of the finest examples of medieval stained glass in Europe), one of only four chained libraries in the UK and medieval Vicars’ Close – believed to be the most complete example of a medieval Close in the UK.

Take a tour

We offer daily guided tours which run regularly throughout the day (Monday – Saturday) and are free of charge. Regular free themed walks also take place from 11.10am on most Wednesday and Saturday mornings (April – October). No need to book for either.

Fixed Date Special Interest Tours run on specific dates during the year which can be booked by anyone, including Groups.  Each special interest tours lasts up to 1.5 hours and costs £10 per person. Themes include our Chained Library or A Doorway into Gothic Architecture.

For more details of all our Tours (some of which are perfect for groups and which need to be pre-booked) please click here.

Below is a brief introduction to some of the most well-known and best-loved parts of the Cathedral: