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The Close

West Walk St, Salisbury, England
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Ranked #4 of 28 Attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My parents live less than half a mile from the cathedral close and it's one of my favourite places. Salisbury cathedral is arguably one of the world's greatest buildings but a significant contribution to WHY it's so amazing is the setting in the Close. Packed with beautiful old historic buildings including two museums and the National Trust Mompesson House and... More

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WEST SUSSEX
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We really enjoyed the Close, the largest in England. There were various interesting houses and sculptures in the grounds. There is also Mompesson House. Arundells...A house that belonged to Edward Heath. The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum and also the Rifles Museum. There is a huge amount of ground around the Cathedral itself where you can have a picnic or... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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