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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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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The house is amazing with its wonderful homely rooms still kept as it was in Sir Edward's day. The staff enthusiastically show visitors around explaining the history of the house and who had visited the house as Sir Edward's guests. The garden are superb too.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I loved the enthusiasm & delight which the various voluntary stewards displayed for this house & it's various rooms. One steward per room (or indeed corridor). They added great value to the tour round. Not to be missed!

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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This superb but compact Queen Anne house is tucked into the corner of the Cathedral Close. You can park in the Close, but don't give grief to the National Trust, it is the Cathedral's car park! The quiet atmosphere and wonderful collection of furniture, glasses, silver and paintings make for a very pleasant visit. The room stewards are especially good... More

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Stuart C, Manager at Arundells, responded to this review

Thank you on behalf our friends at of Mompesson House but you have posted this review under 'Arundells'. We would be very pleased to welcome you here for a visit. More

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95 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visited this afternoon and was delighted with the welcome from the staff. They only take people round in small groups of about 12. On entering one is taken into the hall where Edward Heath's collection of nauticalia is kept. There are models of his yachts Gypsy Moth 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. The staff have loads of interesting... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We decided just to visit the gardens which go down to the river. Peaceful and secluded. However it cost £5 each to look at a large garden. For the same price we were able to look round the extensive grounds and gardens of Highclere Castle.

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Stuart C, Manager at Arundells, responded to this review

Thank you your positive comments. However, can I please correct the quoted cost of entry to the garden. We charge £2.50 per person and not £5 as stated. If indeed you were charged £5 per person please contact us to discuss a refund. More

Tavistock, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visiting Edward Heath's former home gives a fascinating insight in to his life and passions. The visit includes the principal downstairs rooms including the reception room, dining room, music room and Edward Heath's private snug. Every room has a theme including sailing, music and Heath's fascinaion and collaboration with China and has preserved exactly as Heath wished, even down to... More

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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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