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Address: West Walk St, Salisbury, England
Phone Number: 01722-55-51-20
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We were staying in The Wardrobe, rented out by the Landmark Trust so we had a particular interest in discovering more about the history of The Close and its historic buildings. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying in The Wardrobe, rented out by the Landmark Trust so we had a particular interest in discovering more about the history of The Close and its historic buildings. If you get the chance, read some of the many articles on the internet before you go. Combine visiting The Close with a visit to the Cathedral and walk... More 

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Londres, Reino Unido
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well maintained, gives a nice surrounding to the Cathedral. We walked through The Close when going back to town after our visit to the Cathedral.

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Aussie in UK
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful and breathtaking. A very beautiful area to walk in. Amazing architecture and history in the shadows of the cathedral.

Thank bag-for-life
Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It could be taken from an old print, a movie, anywhere; if you want to evoke the feeling of England this is the place for you. Grand houses and cathedral buildings lining the boundaries of a large open space with plenty of trees and just a few yards through the arch you are into the old town with more historic... More 

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Save your visit for a fine day in the summer. This has to be one of the finest urban open spaces in Britain. Great for a picnic or you can take in the view from an outside table at the Bell Tower cafe on the edge of the Close.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great activity to do with older children! My granddaughters and I did the Murder/Mystery trail on Tuesday - it's great fun! The girls loved it and enjoyed solving the clues, while exploring the Cathedral Close. Good value for a couple of hours entertainment and educational too. Highly recommended - and there are treasure trails all over the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a moment to stroll around the outside of the close to view the wonderful historic houses that surround the cathedral (including a visit to Mompesson House which is run by the National Trust). Enjoy a sit down on the grass in front of the cathedral. Take in the atmosphere, admire the architecture and take your time.

Thank StelucLive
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Close is basically the beautiful area & green around Salisbury Cathederal. It is a lovely area to wonder around,with beautiful architecture to admire. Although, during the summer months it can get very busy,it still has a peaceful air to it. Well worth taking the time for a slow walk.

Thank places2seeplaces2go
South Gloucestershire
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many lovely house to view, I would recommend a stroll around the area. Ted Heath's home is open on certain days to the public.

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Lusaka, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After your tour of the Cathedral, take time to wander the old and very atmospheric streets of the Cathedral close. Plenty of restaurants and shops to pop into. A lovely and relaxing way to while away an afternoon.

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