Your Visit

The "most poetic of the English Cathedrals"

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Plan your visit to Wells Cathedral, set in the medieval heart of England’s smallest city and the earliest English Cathedral to be built in the Gothic style. 


Opening Times


Winter Opening Hours

CathedralDaily 7.00 a.m.–6.00 p.m. (please be aware that the East End of the Cathedral closes at 4.00 p.m. Mon-Sat in preparation for services) 
Visitors’ Welcome DeskMonday to Saturday: 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
Sunday: 11.00 a.m.–3.00 p.m.
The Loft CaféDaily 10.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.
Cathedral Shop Monday to Saturday: 10.00 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
Sunday: 11.00 a.m.–3.00 p.m.


Admission by Donation


We are committed to keeping the doors of this historic and beautiful place open to all. Your generosity allows us to welcome more than 300,000 visitors every year. Thank you for your continued support.


Our suggested donations are:

Concessions (11-18, Students, 65+)£7.00
Under 10sFREE


Group Visits (10+)


Groups are charged a fixed admission fee:

Booked in advance£7.00pp
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