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Vicar's Close

Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Chard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

When visiting Wells try and take a few minutes to find Vicar's Close tucked away close to the Cathedral. It is quite magical, and it is hard to believe that the houses are in fact lived in rather than a film set. Just amazing!

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Absolutely stunning. The 'wow !' factor is off the scale. Was half expecting Charles Dickens or Harry Potter to come wandering down the street. Spent ages just soaking up the atmosphere. The music school is behind the street and when one of the students started playing a piano piece, well, that was just perfect. If you're visiting Wells, Vicars Cole... More

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It took us a little while to find this as we walked in the wrong way but once we had we were amazed. I didn't think you could spend so long in a little street. It is smothered in history and beautiful

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We missed it the first time we went to the cathedral. Then my son mentioned he'd been there on a school trip ten years earlier. It clearly made an impact so we went back.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It was just great to be able to appreciate the quiet on the day we visited and the unusual and unspoilt piece of history

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Pretty gardens, cobblestone streets, intimate chapel at the head of the street, hidden gates, what more could one ask for!

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Sussex
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A most interesting and stunning sight of these lovely cottages. I have now to read up on them as I did not before we went there. We did learn that they were for the Cathedral choir and one (No.14) is rented out. Much more to find out..............

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Dating from the 1300's, this close has been continuously inhabited ever since. Just down the road from the museum & tourist information and 2 mins from the cathedral it's a must to visit. Free to stroll down, it's like walking back in time and each house tells its own story. Remember to take your camera.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Vicar's Close is an extremely old and picturesque street just across the road (I think on the north side) from the cathedral. This is a good photo op and a very pretty area. If you're in the vicinity of the cathedral this is worth a 10 minute detour. All of Wells is picturesque and we spent several hours just wondering... More

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

this is one of the most beautiful street I have ever seen. It is literally a few minutes walk from the Cathedral It is very much worth a visit

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