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Address: 59 Cathedral Close | Salisbury, Wilts., Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
Phone Number: 01722 326546
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A guided tour worth booking

For a small entrance fee you will get the chance to glimpse the life of Sir Edward Heath with the assistance of knowledgable guides . The tour takes about 1 hour and you get to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

For a small entrance fee you will get the chance to glimpse the life of Sir Edward Heath with the assistance of knowledgable guides . The tour takes about 1 hour and you get to sit in his home and see his possessions . Did not know what to expect but thouroughly enjoyed our visit.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ted Heath was never a favourite but after visiting his house I changed my mind. His art that he collected was wonderful and all the rooms were livable. You were invited to sit on the chairs in his rooms something we have never encountered before. The dining room was an odd colour but the rest of the building was great... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The house and gardens are super. Medieval, Tudor and Georgian segments are seamlessly integrated. Check out the dining room where the guess that Sir Edward had for dinner is extremely interesting. Very knowledgeable and approachable guides made the visit fascinating. We'll go again,

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Came to visit over Easter and so nice to see it opened again. The house is lovely from the outside and as you walk in the entrance there are photographs and paintings and on left the main room with piano. You can go upstairs and see where Ted Heath worked and sometimes through the night. Also includes the red box... More 

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Lots of memorabilia! I really liked the cartoons on display as they capture the political scandals of the day. Amazing art collection too.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Arundells is a Salisbury "hidden gem". Excellent, if short-ish, guided tour. Gorgeous garden views and lawns. You come away with a sense of knowing the real Ted Heath - not distant and haughty, but clearly a decent, generous and interesting gentleman.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Managed to visit at last, after an abortive attempt several years ago when a female companion (who I am no longer with) said 'we are NOT paying to go in there'. There was a danger of this place being closed to the public as the money which Sir Edward left to preserve the memory of his life here was deemed... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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