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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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206 reviews 206 reviews
72 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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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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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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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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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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Salem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of the special things about Salisbury Cathedral is it's extensive close. Beautiful expanse of green surrounding the cathedral!

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

An excellent and safe place for anearly morning or late evening stroll away from the traffic. Five minutes walk from our B&B!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Wandered round the Close on a Sunday afternoon - beatiful area with plaques explaining some houses. Recommend to download a map from the National trust site for Mompesson House which gives you a walk around the Close and explains it all

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Somerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Wonderful properties to view, all in the grounds of the spectacular cathedral. Also Mompesson House, National Trust property.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I have had the occasion to visit twice and The Close and Cathedral is stupendous. The grounds are magnificent and the shops are full of trinkets to keep you occupied.

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