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Address: 59 Cathedral Close | Salisbury, Wilts., Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
Phone Number: 01722 326546
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Surprising gem - don't be put off by politics

I visited Arundells for a quick look around as it was in the Close with the Cathedral. I got a quick tour with Pete, one of the guides, who was so knowledgeable. The house has an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Natalie J
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I visited Arundells for a quick look around as it was in the Close with the Cathedral. I got a quick tour with Pete, one of the guides, who was so knowledgeable. The house has an astonishing collection of art and political memorabilia from Ed Heath's time in Parliament. Don't be put off thinking it is a dry story of... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a very interesting tour for anyone who remembers Edward Heath as Prime Minister and a rare cahnce to see inside one of the beautiful houses in Salisbury Cathedral's Close. There was a danger of th ehouse being closed to the public some years ago - I'm very glad it's still open to keep that connection with recent history.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It looks a lovely house but was closed when we visited. One hears he was a grumpy fellow around the Close though a few admit he played the organ well

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Beautiful house and garden, maintained in such a way as though Ted Heath had just slipped out. The guide was excellent and the house is packed with such fascinating memorabilia, that it must be one of the most interesting and memorable places to visit. The fact that it is all so recent as well, makes it all the more fascinating.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Ex prime minister Edward Heath's home. A fantastic historic building....especially good are the silk wall papers....

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Edward Heath's home, not many rooms available to view, for the price - £10 per adult. Gardens are delightful. Don't take children, it's quite a tights squeeze at times in the house when busy.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have now been fortunate enough to have visited this delightful property which was the former home of the now deceased former Prime Minister Ted Heath. Arundells is simply beautiful and set in the beautiful The Close, a stone's throw from Salisbury Cathedral..in fact just cross the green and you are at the cathedral. How Ted Heath must have loved... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Limited numbers able to book on each guided tour so everyone could hear the tour guide speak. Where space was tight two guides took part of the group to separate areas which meant a more intimate look at what we were being shown. Loved the fabulous Chinese wallpaper on the hallway/staircase and the collection of cartoons. Sadly no-one in our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Booked on tour online which was very easy to do. I was taking my elderly parents because I thought they would like it. The guides are very knowledgeable about both Ted Heath and the history of the house. The highlight for me was just getting a feel for the various rooms (you can actually sit on the chairs, unlike most... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were recommended to book for a tour and did so even though we thought it would be low on our list. The staff/volunteers are all excellent and helpful. The gardens are really lovely and with autumn colours and Salisbury Cathedral as a backdrop, absolutely stunning. The guided tour was one of the best I have been on and the... More 

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