What To Do In Wells : Wells Cathedral | England

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 so instead of going to Oxford I decided it’d be a better idea 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 1h to get there by bus from Bristol.
Bus ride = enjoying the luxurious green landscapes, so a nice ride basically! 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 itself is a typical British town so you won’t find any huge 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 big building 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 lunch time 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’s a lot of spots to take beautiful pictures and just enjoy a nice 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 quite upset with myself. Even more when my iPhone also died on me at 30% later because its battery cannot handle the cold weather.

This is probably one of the prettiest Cathedral I have seen this year!

I especially loved the details on the ceiling. All the details 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 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 suggested to give Β£5 if possible, or anything you can give.

Wells only had a few Christmas Decorations, nothing over the top. And believe it or not, it felt so refreshing and nice since I felt constantly overwhelmed by Christmas Decorations/Festive food or drink in Bristol since the very beginning of November.

In conclusion, Wells and its Cathedral are little gems you need to add-on your bucket list!

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Lyne

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15 Comments

  1. 16/12/2017 / 15:41

    A lovely post! So good to see somewhere 5minutes from my house as an outsider. Glad you enjoyed it! #ftb

    • Lyne
      Author
      18/12/2017 / 18:41

      Absolutely loved it ! Would love to go back and explore more πŸ™‚

  2. 17/12/2017 / 19:12

    I love places like this that have so much history!

  3. Anisa
    18/12/2017 / 08:56

    Funny one of my instagram followers just recommended the Wells Cathedral to me the other day. I hadn’t heard of it before. It looks beautiful and I love the swans too.

    • Lyne
      Author
      18/12/2017 / 18:40

      Your follower is right Wells and its Cathedral are definitely worth the visit, so charming ! πŸ˜€

  4. 24/12/2017 / 14:52

    Oh my god you’re so lucky you got to go on such a nice today! <3 It looks so gorgeous, especially with the swans on the lake <3

  5. 21/03/2018 / 17:44

    Really enjoyed reading this! The weather must have been amazing when you were there. Love the blue skies in the photograph πŸ™‚

  6. 21/03/2018 / 17:50

    i am so sorry that i was actually laughing at the part when you mentioned your fear of the birds because you were shat by the gulls in bath.. πŸ˜€ but on a serious note, you’re right about the interior of the cathedral, it’s amazing… and to think that you took the pictures with the 30% battery iphone, not bad at all! πŸ˜‰

  7. 21/03/2018 / 18:16

    That cathedral is stunning. What a quaint town. I love the architecture. Also, I giggled a bit about the fear of the bird poop because I completely know how you feel, I would be 100% concerned about that as well.

  8. 21/03/2018 / 18:23

    Britain has so many lovely cathedrals! I’d never heard of this one before though. Thank you for sharing!

  9. 21/03/2018 / 18:35

    Love how quaint this town is. May try to check it out before on our yearly trip home to the UK.

  10. 21/03/2018 / 20:08

    I was thinking the same as the person commenting above me. You got so lucky with the weather! Glad you enjoyed it!

  11. 21/03/2018 / 20:26

    It looks very cute! We went to a similar little town in Alsace, and as cute as the place was, everything evolve around the cathedral, and it was not much to do otherwise:)

  12. 21/03/2018 / 22:48

    You got great weather! Lovely post too – and very helpful. Thanks!

  13. 22/03/2018 / 13:21

    I really love the photos and it looks like you were lucky with this beautiful weather!

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