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Address: West Walk St, Salisbury, England
Phone Number: 01722-55-51-20
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Really nice stroll

Really very nice to stroll along the close with the wonderful and varied period properties on one side and the beautiful cathedral on the other.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Really very nice to stroll along the close with the wonderful and varied period properties on one side and the beautiful cathedral on the other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of the places you can go,sit, relax, have a picnic, people watch and take impressive pictures of the Cathedral. Contained in the close is Edward Heaths old house a local museum and great arcitecture worth while going to do any of the above and then take out a mortgage and visit the Cathedral.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Admission to cathedral is quite expensive, but - unlike most mediaeval cathedrals - Salisbury is surrounded by a large open area to the North and West. The close runs along the West side of this area, and offers great views of the cathedral, as well as number of interesting houses and museums.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The "close" is the area surrounding the Salisubury Cathedral. There's a small tea house with a great view and the expansive lawns are perfect for picnicking. Mostly ambiance before visiting the Cathedral, though there are some historical buildings of interest.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Vicar's Close, the oldest street in Europe. Even the old chimneys are intact, and run along the street side of the old houses leading up to the cathedral. When you see this place, you get a feeling of history that we cant even imagine here in the states.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Such a beautiful place to visit - really nice outside café there also. Good space for young kids to have a safe run about, plenty of chairs and interesting sculpture on display.

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SF, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The Close is the area leading up to the Cathedral. The walk up to and through the Medieval gates really makes one feel as if you are stepping back in time.

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

One of the few cathedral closes I've been to that have residences contained within it, there is a museum and also a coffee shop - but unless you are going to the Cathedral I don't know why you would go there.

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Harrow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

As you walk through the bustling streets of Salisbury towards the Cathedral you enter the Close, a tranquil green space dominated by the magnificent Cathedral and surrounded by interesting old houses to visit.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A little oasis in the middle of this lovely bustling town. Walk through the gates into the Close and you are met with a variety of old houses and a beautiful open green space in front of the Cathedral itself. Many people take a picnic and enjoy the quiet. You can walk all around the Close and also visit Mompesson... More 

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