religious buildings churches cathedrals etc in Mendips & North Somerset
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Churches & Cathedrals in Mendips & North Somerset

Heritage sites also including abbeys, religious monuments in Mendips & North Somerset ...

Mendips & North Somerset Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys

blank tabWELLS CATHEDRALChurches & Cathedrals
Cathedral Offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset
The highlight of any visit to the small city of Wells, Wells Cathedral has intricate Gothic carvings, one of the earliest mechanical clocks in the UK, a unique scissor arches, a marvellous chapter house and the splendid vicars' close - the oldest continuously inhabited street in Europe. It is mostly a product of the 12th-14th centuries and embodies the very finest early Gothic architecture. Please feel free to attend one of the regular daily services, take a tour or simply wander around this amazing building. Visiting the Cathedral is the only way you can truly appreciate this extraordinary, sacred place. Volunteers regularly provide excellent guided tours Monday to Saturday, which are of approximately 45 minutes duration. Pre-book a tour via on our website today.
Tel: 01749 674483
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blank tabGLASTONBURY ABBEYChurches & Cathedrals
Abbey Gatehouse, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL

Admission: Adults £5.50, OAP's £5.00, Children (aged 5-15 inc) £3.70, Family (2 x Adult and 2 x Child) £16.00. Romantic ruins. Peaceful parkland. History and Legends. King Arthur! Snowdrops in winter, daffodils in spring, and lots of autumn colour too. Costumed guides from March to October and family fun in the school holidays. Outdoor Summer cafe (May to September). Lots to see and do all year round.
Tel: 01458 832267    Fax: 01458 836117
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St. Peter & St. Paul Photo © Tom Joliffe
Parish Church of St. Peter
& St. Paul  - Photo:
Tom Joliffe CCL


It's hardly surprising that Somerset, that English county famed for both Bath and Glastonbury, is one of the best areas to visit to see a wonderful collection of English churches.
But the real treasures are the lesser-known parish churches, still in use hundreds of years after they were first constructed.
Leave the tourist trail, and you'll find some of the most marvellous Saxon and medieval architecture and decoration in the country. More...

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