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The Close

West Walk St, Salisbury, England
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Bournemouth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely to walk around and observe the history of the many buildings en route to Arundells which was the home of Sir Edward Heath

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The huge space surrounding the cathedral makes for a perfect setting to enjoy the many features of a great cathedral

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Superb views of the cathedral, for which it is justly famous but also a number of C18th houses, of which Mompesson House (NT) should not be missed. Two original medevial gates also add to the atmosphere

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UK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the second time I have visited Cathedral Close but this time I was able to have a good look around. I entered through the gate near Mompesson House. I also visited Mompesson House which you can read in my other review. I then proceeded to walk past the green and around the close past Sarum College, where I... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stayed next door to Salisbury Cathedral at Sarum College in the Close. I also visited Mompesson House and walked around within the close before going through the gate to the city. It was an experience I will never forget. Please plan to visit here when you come to England. It is a two hour bus ride from London and... More

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malaga
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95 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This a stunning example of a cathedral close. You enter through various gates on foot preferably as parking is extremely minimal and wander around the perimeter looking at all the grand houses, such as Mompesson House [now a museum], Arundells in which Edward Heath lived for many years [also a museum and dedicated to Mr Heath]. In the middle, overlooking... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I think this is the largest cathedral closes in England, which is apt for England's tallest spire. Lovely green, surrounded by lots of fine period houses and enclosed by walls and 2 gates. Visit Mompesson House or Arundells, or one of the other fine museums here, or just come and chill with a glass of something and a picnic.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This area was peaceful and serene and harks back to the nostalgic past. We had a lovely peaceful stroll here admiring the stone walls and the beautiful architecture of the buildings including the houses and the stunning Monpesson house.

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Toronto
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183 reviews 183 reviews
11 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A very peaceful place but keep an eye on the closing hours because it does lock up tight. One of our party took a late night stroll & found himself locked in for the night. After searching for an exit for a long time, he resorted to throwing pebbles at a window that had the light on with activity inside.... More

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london
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a great place to wander round, relax in, or visit the surrounding buildings. Many good options. Sarum College bookshop also good.

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