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

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a lovely cobbled roadway between two old buildings with beautiful terraces of high chimney houses some appeared to be private others belonging to the school

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

a lovely cobbled roadway between two old buildings with beautiful terraces of high chimney houses some appeared to be private others belonging to the school

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Please try and make time to visit Vicar's close if you are in Wells. It is part of history and is reputed to be the oldest purely residential street with all original buildings. You will notice how everyone looks after their lovely gardens. If you are lucky enough to see one of the residents they are more than happy to... More 

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Hunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If u pick up the walk around wells(£1.00 from tourist information centre) this little street is part of the walk. It's up by the cathedral. You feel like u step back in time and houses are beautiful. Take time to soak up the atmosphere. Don't miss it.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This street is a must to see with the tall chimneys it is habited by music students and you can here them either singing or playing their musical instruments

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I nip round to Vicar's Close every time I am in Wells, hoping there's a 'for sale;' sign outside one of the houses! Such a beautiful street, a photographer's dream!

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We came upon the Close on a stroll at dusk after dinner. Vicar's Close is off a wider lane just north of Wells Cathedral and is purportedly one of the oldest continuously occupied streets in Europe. I wanted to knock on to every low door, be asked in for a glass and a chat about how the occupants came here.... More 

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Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had always wanted to visit Wells and I was not disappointed. Vicar's Close was quite amazing and very photogenic. Beautiful, little gardens and the chimney pots were somewhat magical.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Well worth a look at these houses as part of a visit to the Cathedral,which is a must see place in Wells

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A walk down this close is a walk back in time. Walk slowly, for there is much to see from the individual gates to the amazing chimneys. A photograph through the archway looking up Vicar's Close is one for the album.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a 14th-century street of buildings used to house clerics associated with Wells Cathedral. It has survived intact, the buildings are still occupied, and the architecture is stunning. A beautiful and tranquil place.

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Address: Address: Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells

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