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Arundells

59 Cathedral Close | Salisbury, Wilts., Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
01722 326546
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Ranked #4 of 27 attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Mandurah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The tour group was only a few people so very intimate and not rushed. The various guides are excellent and obviously enjoyed their roles & had a genuine affection for the property and the story of Sir Edward. The house was filled with so many personal items and fascinating mementoes from all over the world and the gardens were beautiful.... More

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you visit Salisbury then I can recommend a visit to Arundells.It is opposite the Cathedral so is easy to find.Full details of times etc can be found on the website.The guided tour is 1st class ( approx 1hr ) and very relaxing.Each room has a wonderful collection of items, from sailing to music.It has a nice garden at the... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Those who may remember a rather remote and cold former Prime Minister are likely to be surprised and warmed by the opportunity to visit his delightful and welcoming house and garden in the cathedral close in Salisbury. Expertly displayed and explained by knowledgeable guides, some of whom knew and worked with Sir Edward and clearly liked and respected him, this... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I came away with a different opinion of Edward Heath, a man who enjoyed his music, sailing & entertaining. The house is just as he left it when he died. A wealth of art & artefacts to peruse over & a wonderful garden to stroll round.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Arundells is small, by historic house standards, and the tour is relatively short, but a fascinating insight into the personal life of Sir Edward Heath, delivered by enthusiastic and knowledgable volunteer guides. Set opposite the cathedral Arundells is something of a haven of tranquillity lined with paintings and memorabilia from the former Prime Minister's life. Fascinating though these are, it's... More

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UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Forget your politics and search out this hidden gem in The Close at Salisbury, the former home of Prime Minister Edward Heath. Having almost been lost to the public this house deserves all the support it can get to enable the Trust to flourish and hopefully open more upstairs rooms. Meander (literally) through the beautiful garden down to the river... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

one of the most professional tours we have ever enjoyed - dedicated guides who seemed to know everything ! ,but were very friendly as well

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We toured this lovely house on a sunny day so it was at its best, as were the gardens. What makes a beautiful house more intriguing is its contents, and the art, photos and artefacts here testify to the life of one of the more rounded Prime Minister's we had in the last fifty years. There are the models of... More

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Norfolk
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114 reviews 114 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Well worth visiting----to be safe, phone first cos it's a guided tour. Lovely house, that is also a lovely home, packed with interesting objects from his life. He occupied a surprisingly modest number of rooms but each one is a gem. And then there is the garden... Our guide had worked for Heath for a number of years, so knew... More

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were wandering past, saw the house was open to the public, and went in. The lady who gave us the tour was incredibly knowledgable and spent over an hour taking us round the house. What makes it so special is it is exactly how Sir Edward left it. Of course no real answer to how the son of a... More

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