Free Weekly Walks (Saturdays and Wednesdays)

Wells Cathedral’s FREE 20 minute weekly stained glass, stone carvings and embroidery walks take place most Wednesdays and Saturdays from April to October.

We offer a different theme each month. No booking is required;  please join a Guide by the Donation Desk in the Entry Cloister to begin the tour of your choice.

Themes for 2019 to be confirmed shortly.

Stone Carvings (10.40am)
Wells Cathedral is famous for several reasons, but especially for its remarkable medieval stone carvings. Here we have figures, heads, stories, scenes of medieval life, monuments, many Green Men, and both natural and mythical creatures. Do come and see for yourself some of this fascinating collection. (Binoculars are recommended and on some dates essential for full enjoyment).

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Stained Glass (11.10am)
Wells Cathedral has an important collection of both medieval and later stained glass, arguably some of the very best in England. It dates from the late 1200s to the 1930s and includes a large Jesse Window in the Quire and several large windows from the 1800s and 1900s.

One of the Cathedral’s specialist Guides will give a Window Walk on one or two related windows, pointing out details in the glass and giving the background story of the figures depicted. Binoculars are useful though not essential.

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Embroideries (11.40am)
Wells Cathedral Quire contains over a hundred beautiful embroideries from the mid 20th century, which tell stories relating to Bishops, local history, saints and legends. Knowledgeable guides will show you some of the treasures in these twenty minute free taster tours.

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For more in-depth tours why not consider one of the special interest tours we run on specific dates throughout the year? Or talk to our Visits team about booking guided tour for your group. Click here for more information or call 01749 671663.