Special Interest Architecture Tours of Wells Cathedral


Wells Cathedral

7th Apr 2022 - 12th Sep 2022

UNTIL Monday 12th September

The building of the new church, which was to become the cathedral of the Bishop of Bath & Wells, was the first "great church" to be built, in this country, in the newly imported Gothic style. The period of construction of that church, 1175 – c. 1250, fits neatly into that first period of Gothic called Early English Gothic. Thus that "original" church was all of a piece of that style. Over the next three hundred years there was extension and revision in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles in turn as architectural fashion dictated. The tour will review the history of the cathedral and the evolution of the building with particular attention to representative and fine features.

Architecture Tours run from April to September with dates to choose from on our Eventbrite page.

Please note: This tour will include a visit to the Chapter House which is accessible only via uneven medieval stairs. If you require a step-free tour, please email [email protected]

The maximum group size for this tour is 12, and the tour will last 1hour 15 minutes

Image: Nick James LRPS

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