Climb the spiral staircase to walk in the footsteps of Wells Cathedral masons with the new behind-the-scenes tour of Wells Cathedral’s High Parts; one of the most memorable things to do in Wells!
• Discover hidden spaces, galleries and chambers, including behind the Wells clock
• See one of only two surviving tracing floors in the country where masons drew templates on the floor
• Walk along the singing gallery and hear about why the Cathedral has trumpet holes!
• Explore the south transept roof space
• And marvel at the nave from a very different perspective!
“If you’re reading this go online and book the high parts tour… it’s a fascinating 90 min tour of the upper areas of the cathedral … you won’t be disappointed!” (TripAdvisor feedback)
To Book: Tours run regularly throughout the week. Terms and Conditions of booking do apply. Visit Wells Cathedral’s website to pre-book tickets at https://www.wellscathedral.org.uk/visit/tours/highparts/
Essential Safety Information:
There are up to 250 steps, uneven floors, low ceilings and the narrowest point is just 60cm (2ft.) wide. Any visitors with a fear of heights or confined spaces and/or in poor health should consider carefully their suitability for the tour. The maximum number in any upper levels tour is 12 and no children under the age of 10 years are permitted. Children between the ages of 10 and 16 years must be accompanied by one adult for every two children. It is essential you wear suitable clothing and footwear and so not carry handbags or rucksacks or anything with a strap, including cameras.
Detailed safety information and restrictions should be read on the Cathedral’s website at www.wellscathedral.org.uk/visit/tours/highparts
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