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Vicar's Close

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
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely little cobbled street with gorgeous little houses and tall chimneys. If you're visiting the cathedral then this is well worth the two minute walk

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I recommend you have a look at this amazing street, which has been continuously inhabited since 1363. Amazing architecture, very close to Wells cathedral. Not to be missed!

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Laindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had a little walk along the cobbles looking at the houses. LIke being transported back in time. Right next to cathedral too

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

it is nice to see history respected to this degree keeping a street free of cars and satellite dishes and cables. A cobbled street as it was

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Portsmouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Never seen anything like it! Two terraces of old cottages separated by a cobbled street - and no cars! Strangely, one terrace looked to have suffered more wear and tear than the other. It was being used as a film set as we were leaving - although not clear what the film was.

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stratford upon avon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A row of houses either side of a cobbled road, close to the cathedral. Houses have the old roof tiles, old stone walls and, well, think of that Hovis advert, if you know what I mean, but without the hill.

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Really beautiful houses originally built to house the choristers of the Cathedral. Beautiful architecture and well worth seeing!

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West Midlands
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

this street was one of the most beautiful old streets I have ever walked through in my life! The chimneys were the tallest I had ever seen on houses, you could definitely tell how old it was, a wonderful piece of English heritage

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There isn't much to Vicar's Close but it is interesting to walk up it and look at the old houses/apartments and the fascinating architecture. It takes only 5 minutes to walk through Vicar's Close and since it is so close to the cathedral and Bishop's Palace I think it is time well spent for a visit.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A visit to the Cathedral is incomplete without seeing the Vicar`s close. We had a stroll around when it was very quiet understanding it in relation to the Cathedral, you can get some grasp of the functioning of the clergy in those early days. At the end of the Close is a small chapel which is often open. The steps... More

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