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Address: West Walk St, Salisbury, England

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A unique and tranquil place

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

For a wonderful taste of British history take a trip to Salisbury in Wiltshire. Easily accessible by train from London Waterloo, only an hour and 15 minutes. This medieval city is full of interest for all ages. Famous for holding the best preserved copy of the Magna Carta the Cathedral is a must see. Salisbury offers guided tours by bus... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I can't think of anywhere better to be in England. Our visit was primarily to go to 'Arundells', the beloved home of former Prime Minister Edward Heath but there are many other places around the Close which can be visited. These include the lovely Mompesson House, an elegant 18th Century town house with a nice garden and small tea room;... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely area with lots of things to do, and great green space to relax in. Only a short walk from the city centre and the shops, yet would seem miles away!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great place to visit and hang out to escape the busy shopping streets any time of the year, gaze at the historic cathedral, the sculptures, the beautiful old building, also included on the ghost tour

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A good time to visit Salisbury Cathedral, their copy of the Magna Carta is on view at present.The Cathedral Close is always a pleasant space to stop and rest away from the city for a while. There is a warm welcome at the Cathedral, there's a shop I like to visit and a good coffee shop. It is a pleasant... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Salisbury's Cathedral Close is a much more extensive surrounding area than is found at most other English cathedrals. Fine examples of all periods of architecture make it well worth walking round its outer roadway. One can only envy the fortunate people who have lived there (like the late prime minister, Edward Heath), and those who still do. Notice the two... More 

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