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Address: Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Never seen anything like it

Honestly, it was cool and eery all at the same time. To think people lived here and see how small the front doors were and try and imagine everyone living there. It's free, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Honestly, it was cool and eery all at the same time. To think people lived here and see how small the front doors were and try and imagine everyone living there. It's free, so check it out.

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london
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247 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this is a place that make you step back in time i understand they make films there it is part of housing for caterdal it is also resident for pupils from school. it is worth a visit look back in time tony mbe

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Thank tony726
Epsom, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A pretty and unusual place that makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. A stones throw from the cathedral just outside the green, this little close is a must for those who appreciate history and architecture.

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Thank Rosemary H
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once as the name suggesrts this was part of the allotted housing for the adjacent Cathedral. Now it has amongst its residents pupils from the Cathedral school. Lovely walk up a 100 yard or so long cobbled street which ouses character. This must be a film set location favourite. Nice little meander.

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Thank cherriesfan_9
Bath UK
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116 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This street has been used in a number of films and television programmes over the years and I can based why it's a really special street to walk down. Make this one off your designations when your next in Wells.

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Thank Chris147
south coast
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68 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oldest close of its type in the country, I believe and unspoilt by modern times. Walk up and down and soak up the history of this wonderful close .

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Thank jamesgandolfini
Cheddar, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit, but don't plan on spending much time here, it is just a row of beautiful houses.

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Thank 320TimL
Bath
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and historically interesting street, well worth ambling up and down the cobbles to study the different architectural details.

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Thank JaneAustinBath
Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

easily found just behind the cathedral peaceful retreat and interesting buildings --photographers be ready for some amazing pictures

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Thank Alison S
Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a walk around the cathedral in Wells recently and just happened across this street by chance. It really caught my eye and I found myself transported back to medieval times. Interestingly, I was trying to work out who might have lived here and suggested vicars, and it seems I was right! The houses have maintained their old charm... More 

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