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Address: Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England

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Take a walk along the side of the Cathedral to Vicar's Close. The tall chimneys have a different crest on each one. The arch entrance makes a dramatic approach. Notice the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Take a walk along the side of the Cathedral to Vicar's Close. The tall chimneys have a different crest on each one. The arch entrance makes a dramatic approach. Notice the clock on the side of the Cathedral as you exit the Close. It will ring every 15 minutes and the two men in armor on the sides of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful, centuries-old street of houses and yet another of Wells' splendid sights. Some of the houses have their original lancet-style windows and retained more of their original appearance but everything blends so well together. Unique in England and perhaps elsewhere too.

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Hobart, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

lovely walk but paled after the cathedral and the palace. Still very amazing architecture. Special to hear the choir rehearsing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Just a great row of houses on either side of a close probably 150 metres long. All of a similar style fronting onto a cobbled laneway. All for free - even better.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A older full close with an optical illusion,it is wider at the top end to make it appear longer. Brill

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Street, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Vicars close is a surprising find. A pedestrian road full of historical terraces. If you like architecture you will love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very interesting place to visit, full of medieval houses and offering a great view of the cathedral. Access is free. Choose times wisely, as it can be crowded with school children!

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I could not believe that such a beautiful place could be found here. Felt like I had stepped into a Dickens novel. Lovely way to walk to Wells Cathedral.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Nothing to dislike .Complete Medieval street of houses with small gardens in front, originally for members of the clergy as its near the cathedral. Through an arch it has a cobbled street and has very tall chimneys to all the houses. Very peaceful with only pedestrian access.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is like stepping back in time! No wonder so many historical films are made in this street! Fabulous!

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