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Wells Cathedral to offer new 'High Parts Tour'

PUBLISHED: 16:36 13 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:36 13 August 2018

'A highlight is seeing behind the Wells clock, considered to be the second oldest clock mechanism in Britain.'

'A highlight is seeing behind the Wells clock, considered to be the second oldest clock mechanism in Britain.'

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Visitors are now able to climb to new heights at Wells Cathedral

Organisers at Wells Cathedral are running a new High Parts Tour which offers visitors the chance to experience behind-the-scenes views from some of the highest points of the landmark.

Not for the faint hearted, the tour includes 250 steps up a spiral staircase but it is well worth the climb to have the opportunity to discover hidden spaces, galleries and chambers.

A highlight is seeing behind the Wells clock, considered to be the second oldest clock mechanism in Britain. The birds-eye route also takes in a walk along the singing gallery, provides the chance to find out about the cathedral’s trumpet holes, explores the south transept roof space and also gives the chance to see the nave from a very different perspective.

There are two informative guides on each tour who provide fascinating insights into the history, architecture and stories of this iconic building.

To find out more, visit the Wells Cathedral website.

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