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Vicar's Close

Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Wells
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was right next to the Wells Cathedral, so it's worth a quick glimpse if you have time, but I wouldn't drive out of my way to see it. It's really just a cute, small street with old houses lining both sides. Yes it's very old, but I didn't find there was a whole lot to look at.

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Poole
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Wished we lived here. Beautiful houses, but a bit of a shame that the inhabitants do not make more of their front gardens. Such a unique enclave of houses and worth the visit

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Wells, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Why can't all streets be like this? Untouched, well maintained, full of character, cobbled street, lovely chimneys, it's as if one is transported to another time. Gorgeous!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Not the best weather but we loved vicar's close. The buildings and history were wonderful. We had to dodge the hail stones but it was worth it see this unique close

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Take a stroll down this wonderful little close and step back in time! Lovely houses which are well kept, peaceful too. Some of them are occupied by the Wells Cathedral Music School and it was nice to hear music from there, which just added to the atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

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bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is alleged to be the oldest constantly inhabited street in Europe. The Close is narrower at the top than the bottom, making it appear falsely long from the cathedral end. Often music wafts out of the windows of the woodwind department (which is located in the Close) of Wells Cathedral School , which just adds to the atmosphere. This... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

It feels like you are transported to another time. Well kept residential buildings. No through traffic and a delight to see.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Just off the road that leads to the beautiful Wells Cathedral, you'll find this wonderful road of terraced houses built centuries ago with a small chapel at the top of the road.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Just outside Wells Cathedral is Vicar's Close. Historic in that it is said to be the oldest street of intact houses in Europe! These rows of cottages are enchanting and beautiful and transport you back in time somehow. Check out and learn the history as you visit. Another great spot to take photos. See for yourself and enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It was like stepping back in time walking into the close and it's just a stones throw from the cathedral and town - make sure you pay it a visit!

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