Last updated on September 8th, 2021 at 01:46 pm
If you’re in Bristol or Bath and looking for a nice chill day trip, then you have to go to Wells!
My plans changed quite a lot during my last weekend in Bristol as I was starting to feel very poorly. Hence, instead of going to Oxford, I decided it’d be better to visit Wells, a small town located an hour away from Bristol, now you may wonder what to do in Wells? Visit Wells Cathedral and enjoy this cute town.
What To Do In Wells: Wells Cathedral
Wells is a small town located in Somerset; it takes about one hour to get there by bus from Bristol.
Bus ride = enjoying the luxurious green landscapes, so a nice ride! Besides, the British countryside is so gorgeous it’d be sad to miss that!
Although when you’re sick, you pretty much wish that there could be a train going there much faster than the bus.
Wells Cathedral is insanely huge compared to the rest of the town. Wells is a typical British town so that you won’t find any vast buildings aside from the Cathedral. Or anything too modern that’d denature the town old charm.
Which is what makes this town so lovely. It’s always to step away from big cities and their significant buildings to enjoy the simpleness of small towns.
You can see it from the bus when you arrive in the city centre -if you’re sat up on the bus that it- at least there’s no way you miss the stop.
We arrived around lunchtime and decided to head straight up to walk around the Bishop’s Palace & Gardens, then the Cathedral.
How beautiful are the swans? This scenery looks straight out of a fairy tale. There are many spots to take beautiful pictures and enjoy a pleasant stroll on a Sunday morning. Or any mornings for the matter.
The not so beautiful gang of pigeons staring at every passerby, which walking under you fear they will poop on you. Or at least I fear so since I was shat on by a gull in Bath once. Worst moment ever.
Anyway. I digress.
Unfortunately, I had forgotten to charge my camera the day before, so I had to take pictures from my iPhone. I must admit I was pretty upset with myself. My iPhone also died on me at 30% later because its battery could not handle the cold weather.
Wells Cathedral is probably one of the prettiest Cathedrals I have seen this year!
I especially loved the details on the ceiling. All the elements inside Wells cathedral are pretty insane and so stunning.
A BIT OF HISTORY
“The Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew” is the actual name of Wells Cathedral, but it’s most of the time only referred to as Wells Cathedral.
This gothic cathedral construction took a little more than 300 years ( between 1176–1490) and is now a grade I listed building.
There are no admission fees to visit the Cathedral as it runs solely on donations, so it is recommended to give £5 if possible, or anything you can provide.
Wells only had a few Christmas Decorations, nothing over the top. And believe it or not, it felt so refreshing and pleasant since I felt constantly overwhelmed by Christmas Decorations/Festive food or drink in Bristol since the beginning of November.
In conclusion, Wells and its Cathedral are little gems you need to add to your bucket list!
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