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

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Worth a visit if your at the cathedral as it's just to the left of it. Very oldie world and quaint ... its like taking a step back in time... it was very tranquil until a load of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit if your at the cathedral as it's just to the left of it. Very oldie world and quaint ... its like taking a step back in time... it was very tranquil until a load of Italian students came into the close and were very noisy.. poor residents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Worth a stroll back in time up this beautiful tucked away little gem. Total step back in time - charming delightful quaint what more can be said!!

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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Vicar's Close is the oldest inhabited street in Europe. I believe the houses are owned by the Diocese. Some of the terraced houses were lovely with colourful gardens but others needed some TLC. The most disappointing thing was the wheelie bins outside which ruined the overall ambience of the place - and made it impossible to take decent photographs. I... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We walked over there after visiting the cathedral and it was worth it. This little street which is described as the oldest inhabited streets in Britain is picture perfect. We saw a lot of students coming and going from those little houses which made this special place even more interesting. Relax, breath in and enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Having attended Wells Cathedral School, Vicar's Close is certainly the image that sticks in my mind the most. With a few friends actually living in this historic close, it holds many amazing memories for me but even for a tourist, this wonderful hidden-away sight is a must-see. With tonnes of history and such a striking appearance, the close is unique... More 

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Looks Like a bizarre film set. And supposedly one of the oldest inhabited streets in Britain. Located a few feet from the main Wells cathedral makes it even more special

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I confess that I love this place more than any in Wells due to my family connections with the houses, but it's always so quiet and relaxed and yet holy with the close being overlooked by the chapel at the end. Seeing car's in the close is not rare, but you half expect to see a horse and trap arrive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Once you've been to Wells Cathedral, then you have to visit this lovely street just across the road with it's row of Grade 1 listed houses in the shadow of the cathedral. Very picturesque.

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fabulous little close near to Wells Cathedral, I took some lovely photographs of the houses and gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is said to be the oldest residential street in Europe dating from the mid 14th century. Interesting, too, that it was a planned street.

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Address: Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells

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