Wells – Hidden Spaces Tour

Event Details

  • Location: Wells Cathedral
  • Address: Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE
  • Start date: 01st August 2023
  • End date: 26th September 2023
  • Times: Varies
  • Entry fee: £15

A special tour on various dates led by expert volunteer guides explores usually unseen spaces including Vicars’ Hall, the Chapel and Treasury block.

Discover the chain gate that links the cathedral to the legendary Vicars’ close. You will walk through the steps of the vicars choral where you will learn about the origins of Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited street. Peek into the atmospheric close chapel and discover this hidden gem. Why is it there? Who put it there?

You will then climb the beautiful and worn stairs into the medieval vicars’ hall and learn about how the vicars’ choral used this most amazing space.

And finally explore the Treasury Block which has never been accessible to the public. See the ancient furniture in this fascinating and beautiful space.