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Vicar's Close

Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Portsmouth
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Never seen anything like it! Two terraces of old cottages separated by a cobbled street - and no cars! Strangely, one terrace looked to have suffered more wear and tear than the other. It was being used as a film set as we were leaving - although not clear what the film was.

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stratford upon avon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

A row of houses either side of a cobbled road, close to the cathedral. Houses have the old roof tiles, old stone walls and, well, think of that Hovis advert, if you know what I mean, but without the hill.

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Really beautiful houses originally built to house the choristers of the Cathedral. Beautiful architecture and well worth seeing!

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West Midlands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

this street was one of the most beautiful old streets I have ever walked through in my life! The chimneys were the tallest I had ever seen on houses, you could definitely tell how old it was, a wonderful piece of English heritage

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Seattle
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There isn't much to Vicar's Close but it is interesting to walk up it and look at the old houses/apartments and the fascinating architecture. It takes only 5 minutes to walk through Vicar's Close and since it is so close to the cathedral and Bishop's Palace I think it is time well spent for a visit.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A visit to the Cathedral is incomplete without seeing the Vicar`s close. We had a stroll around when it was very quiet understanding it in relation to the Cathedral, you can get some grasp of the functioning of the clergy in those early days. At the end of the Close is a small chapel which is often open. The steps... More

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

On our last morning we completed the 'moat walk' recommended in our hotel and this included the Vicars Walk. The house are so unusual ...doubt you've seen anything like these!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Well worth a stroll if you are visiting the cathedral. I missed the clock striking - must go back sometime and wait!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This place just has to be seen & appreciated. It is quite charming. Vicars close has a lot of history pertaining to Wells' past as a whole. Lovely.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

After visiting the Cathedral we ambled around to the Close and I am so glad we did, it's like stepping back in time. We were fortunate as only one vehicle parked so great photo opportunities.

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