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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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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A useful shortcut through from the Cathedral to the school and very pretty as well. Sensible shoes recommended as it has cobbles which are not easy to walk on in heels!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have never seen anything like this before in my life! Only a week ago I had never heard of Wells so it was even more surprising to visit and find such incredible places such as Vicars Close and the Cathedral. It is the old fully intact residential street in Europe and dates back as far as the 14th Century,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Must see! It really is lovely, unusual and fascinating place to visit. Not an attraction but a residential street, that's all, however if in the area it is well worth a visit along with the cathedral opposite. The poor residents must get sick of it though! Interestingly one of the houses can be rented for holiday let at £500 per... More

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Coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Come and see this unique street. This is an older cobbled street than Coronation street! Two minutes from the Cathedral people have occupied this street in these houses for over 500 year!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This lovely street is situated within walking distance on Wells Cathedral. The street is very quiet and the cottages have beautiful architecture. I loved it that much I went back the next day to walk along and admire.

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