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The Close

West Walk St, Salisbury, England
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Salisbury
Type: Historic Sites
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great places to have a picnic with family and friends Parking can be a problem if you have someone who can not walk far

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Andover, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you are visiting Salisbury Cathedral, spend some time wandering around here. It’s free, you get excellent views of the cathedral and many of the buildings a very interesting, and quite a few are open to visitors at times. It’s a very peaceful spot to spend some time just sitting. Use the Park & Ride to get into Salisbury, parking... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I lived in the Close as a child 50 years ago and still remember who lived in each house. Visiting today is still a pleasure. Wonderful place to wonder around, sit peacefully under the Cedar tree, make up stories about the residents, do some people watching, or even visit the Cathedral ... A wonderful place in itself. Be sure to... More

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Wigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

I loved the old buildings, there is a quiet calm amongst these buildings even though they are quite close to the centre. The place has been preserved for hundreds of years and is simply beautiful.

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Salisbury
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72 reviews 72 reviews
61 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The houses are so individual and historical. But it is also a living breathing place to be. People live here and there are 3 schools here plus 2 museums and a 2 houses to visit. It is convenient for the High Street and only a 15 minute walk from the station. As someone said it is like stepping back in... More

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Bideford
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

You could almost imagine meeting the characters from The Barchester Chronicles! The architecture is lovely and in fine weather we could have meandered much longer!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
75 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Loved the old buildings. The place has been preserved for hundreds of years and is simply beautiful.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I love walking through the Close at any season - the calm and spiritual feeling is never quite dispelled, even when hordes of visitors are everywhere. I dislike most of the sculptures around the Cathedral - but at least there is always something to grumble about! I particularly love the invigorating "wind-tunnel" effect across the West Front, which gives me... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
40 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Salisbury is a compact city most of the attractions being easily reachable on foot. Many of the places worth visiting are grouped around the Close or are located nearby, so we found ourselves frequently passing through here. A place to just linger if the sun is shining.Traffic is very much discouraged, though I did notice a couple of delivery vans... More

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Duncan B.C.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have visited Salisbury on numerous occasions over 65 years. This has to be an experience to be seen and enjoyed by all visitors. The walk around the Close is breathtaking. The further walk across the Meadows to Harnham is almost unchanged in its vistas since Constable viewed and painted the same scenes.

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