Photo Essay: Wells Cathedral

by Carmen Allan-Petale

We do try and avoid cathedrals on our travels, as we’re well aware of ABC syndrome (Another Bloody Cathedral) but sometimes the beauty of the buildings is too hard to resist.

Such as Wells Cathedral. The first church was built on the site, in Somerset, England, in 705 but construction on the cathedral that now stands began in the 10th century.

Even if you’re an atheist, like we are, there’s something magical about this place of worship. See the photos below and see if you agree.

The exterior of Wells Cathedral

The exterior of Wells Cathedral

Dave admiring the beauty of Wells Cathedral

Dave admiring the beauty of Wells Cathedral

The stunning stained glass windows - no cathedral is complete without them

The stunning stained glass windows – no cathedral is complete without them

The ceiling on the cathedral which is bound to give you a sore neck because you'll be looking up so much

The ceiling on the cathedral which is bound to give you a sore neck because you’ll be looking up so much

The organ overlooks the centre of the cathedral where the choir boys would sing

The organ overlooks the centre of the cathedral where the choir boys would sing

These beautiful halls wrap around the garden (and graveyard!) running alongside the cathedral

These beautiful halls wrap around the garden (and graveyard!) running alongside the cathedral

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