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The Close

West Walk St, Salisbury, England
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Ranked #4 of 23 Attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The close is lovely to walk around or for a picnic. Sitting in the shade of a tree with the tallest spire in England looming above. You can visit the cloisters where you can see the Magna Carter for FREE in the cathedral museum.

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There are lot of things to visit in the close, such as Museum and National Trust houses, not to mention the Salisbury Cathedral. A brilliant day for the family

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have lived in Salisbury since 1997, still enjoy the peace and beauty of the close, many attractions, open gardens in the summer, museum, cathedral, ghost story tour, but mostly the buildings, sculpture and open grass space, can be enjoyed by anyone.

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Swansea, Wales
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very close to Salisbury Cathedral. I accessed the close through the archway near the Lazy Cow hotel. It's a lovely green area with interesting period houses.

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Lee, NH
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Take time to breathe and relax on the close, or explore the historic homes and museums around it. Beautiful, historic green area.

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Paris, France
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44 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Its the area around Salisbury Cathedral. A beautiful green nestling around beautiful period houses and Monpesson House which is National Trust. Former PM Ted Heath lived in The Close and I believe you can go on a guided tour of his lovely home. There are some delightful buildings and its just off the main strip of the dreary shopping mall.... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Delightful, peaceful area full of interesting historic houses & museums in the area surrounding the Cathedral. Not to be missed on a visit to Salisbury, make sure you leave enough time - could spend a whole day or two in The Close, but beware as some venues need to be booked in advance. Look them up individually as some are... More 

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Salisbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I love to walk around The Close......... it's like a quite village in the middle of a busy city..........

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We spent some time in the close waiting to go back the cathedral for evensong. It is a beautiful area and you can visit some other attractions there. Or do what we did- enjoyed the views of the cathedral and soaked in the sun on one of the benches!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you stumble upon a sunny day, it is a nice place to sit down on the grass and take in the views, relax. Do not recommend if the weather is bad as there is not a lot of benches. Also best public toilets available in Salisbury

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