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Address: 59 Cathedral Close | Salisbury, Wilts., Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
Phone Number: 01722 326546
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One of the best guided tours to an historic home i've been on

Arundells is much more than the last home of Sir Edward Heath, although its interior is retained very much as he left it at the time of his death in 2005. As my first guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Arundells is much more than the last home of Sir Edward Heath, although its interior is retained very much as he left it at the time of his death in 2005. As my first guide explained it was originally a late medieval canon's house, before a wealthy merchant member of the Mompasson family (his relatives' house is on view in... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited Arundells . Unlike the one of the previous reviewers I did not book on line I did however check the previous evening to see what tours were available for the next day. The guides who took us around were excellent having detailed knowledge of the house and it's occupants over the last few hundred years and of the contents... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Pleasant gardens with nice rooms. enjoyable visit and in the cathedral grounds. There is a charge for entry though, which might be a bit off putting for families in particular.

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A lovely building in an enviable setting. However Edward Heath was obviously deluded if he thought vast amounts of people would be interested in him his dubious legacy and his home. It was cold and impersonal and I wondered if it would be as bad to walk round Harold Wilson's home. Of course due to the adverse publicity surrounding Heath... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Interesting house with nice gardens for tranquil easy day out right next to cathedral. Not as easy for disabled to get around, but right next to pleasant open area with benches. Quie often other events in cathedral close.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Situated in the lovely Cathedral Close, the 18th Century facade presents a calm and cultured face to the passing world! Sir Edward Heath's former home is filled with fascinating memorabilia of his political career and of course, his other passions of yachting and music. It would seem that there has been a house on this site for 700 years and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We visited Arundells on an August weekend. Despite not having lived through Sir Edward's premiership, this house is still a real treasure trove of artefacts highlighting political power, artistic taste and an amazing life. The staff are clearly devoted to Ted and this brings alive his achievements and personality. I loved the stories about Roy Jenkins visiting, and the parties... More 

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Berkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I really enjoyed having the opportunity to visit this beautiful house. It is one of the lovely houses that make up the cathedral close. The guides gave us an interesting, well informed tour. I had a surprise when we got to the dining room, first I saw a few John Piper paintings and then realised that the room wast full... More 

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Callington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were advised at the Close entrance the house was open to the public ,so we drove to the car park , paid to park, and walked to the front door of the house but then to be informed we had instead to walk around to the door at the side. We followed the other visitors to the door but... More 

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Stuart C, Manager at Arundells, responded to this review

We would always be very concerned if any visitors to Arundells were unhappy with our tours. We take great pride in the way we treat our visitors as is evidenced by our other reviews on Tripadvisor. However, there are several points of concern with the review by 'brian840019'. Having contacted Brian, he states that this alleged incident took place early... More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Had a really lovely tour around this beautiful and interesting house , the tour guide was quite superb , the house is so homely and far nicer then Mompesson house , the garden was beautifully kept and very peaceful with the river right at the back of the garden . I will definitely be going again when next in Salisbury... More 

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