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Vicar's Close

Address: 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, Sights & Landmarks
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Newport, S.wales
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133 reviews 133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The close is entered through the vaulted arch of the dining hall above. Plenty of interesting facts on plaques, even these are old. Perspective up to vicar's library is pleasing as is the sense of timelessness looking along a view that has barely changed in centuries. A must see if in Wells. It'll only take a Mo

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Devon, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
49 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Not to be missed when leaving the Cathedral.....ideal photographers spot. It's good to walk to the end of the close and look at all the cottages on the way

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Essex
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Vicar's close is a beautiful cobbled street and quaint little houses, worth popping into when visiting the Cathedral and this will only take 5 mins of your time.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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257 reviews 257 reviews
84 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A short stroll up two rows of medieval houses all with individual coats of arms in the stone work... Beautiful part of our English heritage

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just don't wear high heels on the cobble stones! The architects really understood perspective: walk up to the top & stand with your back to the chapel, looking down to the archway & steps up to Vicars' Hall and you'll be amazed at how the entire street was constructed.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Been here several times over the years as its not far from where we live. Most recently went yesterday when on a day trip to wells. It is quaint, calm and traditional, especially atmospheric at this time of year with wreaths on the front doors etc. Although some of the gates could do with a coat of paint. Worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Wonderful ambiance and well maintained. The Vicars hall dining room is well worth investigating as today we enjoyed their Christmas lunch rounded off with their own fruity menu Christmas pudding.

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Tunbridge Wells
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Beautiful ancient street,well worth a wander,also enjoy the wells music scholars playing if you are lucky

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Wells,somerset, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A cobbled street with a view and what beautiful chimneys. Wander up and pretend you are in a time machine to go back in time. Favourite of film makers and visitors alike. Archictects come from all over the world to see. However short your visit you will have time to visit this magical place. (a.k.a Michael Brightman - author The... More 

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Harrogate
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100 reviews 100 reviews
15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

To say that it is just a street does not do it justice. I understand that it is the most perfectly preserved medieval street in the UK. Spend a while and look at the old windows, chimneys etc.

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