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Address: West Walk St, Salisbury, England
Phone Number: 01722-55-51-20
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See Walking Madonna sculpture, elegant and powerful. Spacious, well-kept grounds fitting for such a grand cathedral. Unforgettable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

See Walking Madonna sculpture, elegant and powerful. Spacious, well-kept grounds fitting for such a grand cathedral. Unforgettable.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Close has one of the best communities of period houses including the National Trust's Mompesson House. There is a pervading air of transquillity in the Close as you stroll around.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Worth a look round. Houses from most periods of architecture,all in immaculate condition. Great sense of atmosphere.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Close is a beautiful area close to the City Centre, which contains most of Salisbury's major visitor attractions: The Cathedral, Mompesson House, The Wardrobe military museum, Arundells (Edward Heath's House) and the City Museum. My only gripe is that if you wanted to visit all of these places it would cost you approx £37! That seems a lot for... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It is like stepping back in time when you enter under the High Street arch and walk into the largest enclosed Close in the country. In front of you the magnificent Cathedral with tallest spire in the country (404ft) 'hits' you and you are immediately conscious of the history that surrounds. Most of the mediaeval houses were built as canonries,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

wow - what a way waste the afternoon - especially in the sun - plenty of people had taken blankets and were just sitting and soaking up the rays.

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Walking through the Close on a bright Spring Day was a lovely experience. There are numerous architectural gems, of various periods, and being traffic free, it is very pleasant to wander round and visit those that particularly interest you.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very unique historically. Contains a medieval hall which is open to the public on certain days as well as several other museums.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Cathedral Close represents a step back in time. The architecture runs tha gamut from medieval to Tudor to Georgian. The space and geometry of the space is worth a long and thoughtful perusal. Walk slowly around the Close and think about those who have gone before you. The wonderful Cathedral, the Salisbury Museum, Arundells, Mompesson House

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It was very windy, and misting rain when I visited. It would have been nice to walk around a bit more if the weather was better. But definitely go wander after you see the cathedral.

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