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The Close

West Walk St, Salisbury, England
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Ranked #4 of 27 attractions in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
11 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Salem, New Hampshire
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Trinidad
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I thought the price you're paying for the quality was very reasonable. Good variety and very friendly service.

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