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Vicar's Close

Address: Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Popped by to see this famous close a little disappointed that many of the houses could do with some tender loving care. This would greatly enhance the character of the close but it's still worth a visit.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old buildings. Would like to have found out who lives in each of the old cottages. Some I think are used for Wells school and other for the Cathedral vicars

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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The close is just next to the Cathedral in Wells and is definitely worth having a look. Great place for some pictures and a short stop.

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Baughurst, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Located adjacent to the Cathedral is Vicar's Close. A collection of houses that are repoertedly the oldest continually occupied street in the UK. A number of the houses have been knocked through but the chimneys retain the symmetry. Not to be missed

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Newport, S.wales
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28 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The close is entered through the vaulted arch of the dining hall above. Plenty of interesting facts on plaques, even these are old. Perspective up to vicar's library is pleasing as is the sense of timelessness looking along a view that has barely changed in centuries. A must see if in Wells. It'll only take a Mo

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Devon, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Not to be missed when leaving the Cathedral.....ideal photographers spot. It's good to walk to the end of the close and look at all the cottages on the way

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Essex
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Vicar's close is a beautiful cobbled street and quaint little houses, worth popping into when visiting the Cathedral and this will only take 5 mins of your time.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A short stroll up two rows of medieval houses all with individual coats of arms in the stone work... Beautiful part of our English heritage

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just don't wear high heels on the cobble stones! The architects really understood perspective: walk up to the top & stand with your back to the chapel, looking down to the archway & steps up to Vicars' Hall and you'll be amazed at how the entire street was constructed.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Been here several times over the years as its not far from where we live. Most recently went yesterday when on a day trip to wells. It is quaint, calm and traditional, especially atmospheric at this time of year with wreaths on the front doors etc. Although some of the gates could do with a coat of paint. Worth a... More 

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