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Address: Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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oldest street in the uk!

love this street. it's quite hidden next to the cathedral but i love how peaceful its. would love to live in it

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a row of lovely old stone houses that used to house the vicars choir. The houses themselves seem to be occupied so all that is available is the opportunity to have a walk up and down the close.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

love this street. it's quite hidden next to the cathedral but i love how peaceful its. would love to live in it

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Situated just by Wells Cathedral, walking through an arch, a fabulously quaint Medieval street, intact with little cottages originally built to accomodate the cathedral choir. The fact that it still houses the choristers makes the past flow into the present... Cottage number 22 is particularly worthy of attention, as it is the only one that has been restored to the... More 

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Co Clare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great to see this in such good condition, and is a key part of the overall Wells experience. Impressive.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Vicars Close offers an extraordinary and unique experience of a perfectly preserved 14th century street, especially if you are lucky enough to visit when there are no cars. Completely authentic and wonderful old houses and cobbled road leading to a chapel at the end. Glimpse or wander - it is up to you. An experience of time travel which is... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Worth a walk up this street. Commences with the houses looking the same then the higher up the street there is a change in design maybe a statement of wealth.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A great addition to a tour of Cathedral and Bishop's Palace, it doesn't take long to walk up and down the street but is worth it to see the oldest continually inhabited street in Europe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent street or close loved walking up and down there a real pleasure and very well kept thank you.

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St Mawgan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited along with Wells Cathedral. This place is a must see and amazing to be able to walk down the actual oldest street in Britain and then be able to walk straight into the cathedral aswell.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was an unexpected little find around the side of the cathedral. Such a beautiful street! Great photos to be had.

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