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

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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Hertfordshire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Unspoilt cobble stoned street, probably used as a set for many films. Close to the cathedral and well worth a look.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A real piece of history right in the heart of Wells. A must see together with the cathedral and Bishops Palace.

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Alconbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A must for any visitor to Wells. The oldest continuously inhabited street in Europe and although medieval in origin some buildings have been converted to Georgian but not all. I enjoyed a peaceful walk along the close taking in the beauty & the architecture.

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

LOvely very very old buildings, with charming gates etc. Worth a nice after dinner walk. Very pretty and historic

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Have seen pictures of Vicars close but felt the need to visit myself. I wasn't disappointed, it is a fascinating little close. The cottages are so quaint and full of character. As an amateur photographer I had this vision in my head that I would turn up at the close and be able to photograph to my hearts content! Hmmm...... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place really is like stepping back in time, being virtually unchanged in 700 years. Less than five minutes from the cathedral and free entry, Vicar's Place is well worth a stroll up and down.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Well worth a visit. There is a large and fine Georgian house on left hand side. Not all the houses have actually been Georgianised in the early 18th century but fortunately most have.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

exquisite architecture and the oldest constantly inhabited street in Europe looks well preserved and quiet

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is the oldest continuously inhabited street in Europe, built in 1363, and is well worth a visit.

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