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 £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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