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Vicar's Close

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

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The longest continually inhabited street in Europe!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Wells, United Kingdom
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Wells, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It’s sad to observe that this medieval street, quite a rarity in the UK, is being allowed to slip and, if we are not careful it will start to decay. It doesn’t help to have the ubiquitous plastic wheelie bins stored in front all the cottages, but it goes deeper than that. The odd cottage is boarded up, some of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

lovely to see, takes you back in time great addition to wells visit, easy wheelchair access so much history to take in.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The oldest inhabited street in Europe. Seen in lots of period drama's on TV. Walking up and down this ancient street is a real experience and completely free! Well worth a look.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lovely genuine piece of history.Suggest you read about the row of houses before you visit to appreciate more.Wells museumn and tourist office close by.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Brilliant. If you have an romantic idea on how England should look like, then it should be like Vicar's close. Not sure how many people miss this place. Actually it is located at the back of the cathedral, just outside the gates. Please make sure you walk around, not to miss this idyllic place.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just a short walk from Wells Cathedral is Vicar's close. Stroll down it and you will be transported back to another age. It is quite charming and so peaceful you might wish you lived in one of the delightful cottages.

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Berkeley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This will take you back years, next time i will make sure I have a spare battery for my camera! Makes you think what live would have been like so many years ago, a very unique place.

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Axbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This lovely little traffic free close looks like something out of Harry Potter, you expect to see wizened old clergy appearing at the doors. Of particular interest is the false perspective the architects created to make the close look longer than it actually is.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Nothing flash or fancy about this attraction.Just a terraced street of ordinary houses which has managed to remain largely unaltered for the best part of 600 years. No pubs or teashops or souvenir stalls, just a glimpse into a past life. Easily overlooked by the majority of tourists and all the better for it.

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