Wells Cathedral is the earliest English cathedral to be built in the Gothic style. It sits in the heart of Wells and is bordered by the Bishop’s Palace, the Cathedral Green and vicar’s close.
Entry is by donation and the cathedral has had a refurbishment in recent years with the entrance, gift shop and cafe all being sparkling new.
Guided tours are provided by volunteers and are a great way to learn the intricacies of the history of the cathedral. There are special occasion tours as well as a stained glass and embroidery tour on Saturday and Wednesday mornings..
It is easy to lose an entire afternoon wandering around the cathedral with its walled gardens and gravestones and the chance to hear the choir and organ must be taken if a performance is scheduled.
Wells Cathedral is open daily and any special occasions or date exclusions can be found on their website.
You can get more information about Wells Cathedral at http://www.wellscathedral.org.uk
Other Places to Visit...
Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall are absolutely spectacular RSPB nature reserves and are only two of several in the area.
With hundreds of walks to choose from you could literally walk for weeks throughout Somerset. Locally you are particularly spoiled with walks that take you via the Tor, the many bird sanctuaries and the spectacular Somerset Levels.
A stunning location only a short drive away from Applebarn. Explore the caves, get a lesson in rock climbing or abseiling or just walk the gorge. Don’t forget to visit the village for some cheese!