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Vicar's Close

Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
+44 1749 674483
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A step back in time

Wonderful to walk down this street and imagine all the history that has taken place here. You can... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Linda G
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Fascinating for a quick wander

This close is a couple of minuted walk from the cathedral and well worth 10 minutes of your time... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MarcusHurley
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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"cobbled street"
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"wells cathedral"
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"film set"
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"tall chimneys"
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"oldest street"
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"inhabited street in europe"
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"visiting wells"
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"small chapel"
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"walk up"
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"music school"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful to walk down this street and imagine all the history that has taken place here. You can sometimes hear the musicians from the cathedral school practising which is also very atmospheric. Well worth a visit.

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This close is a couple of minuted walk from the cathedral and well worth 10 minutes of your time. It is fascinating to look at the buildings and see how they have been changed over the centuries whilst maintaining most of their medieaval uniformity.

Thank MarcusHurley
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Reviewed 4 days ago

one wonders how they built these cottages in the day. Loved all the different chimneys. what spoils it is the parked cars, but they aren't all time.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth finding by the Cathedral, fascinating and very photogenic with a lovely tiny chapel at the top end

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a small city, Wells has a lot on offer if you are into history or architecture. Vicar's Close is claimed to be the oldest intact residential street in Europe (I'm not a history expert so I can't comment on whether this is true) and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We persevered and found this hidden cobbled street with original buildings, all privately occupied. Well worth a visit and photo shoot!

Thank gourmet42
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating piece of history that is immaculately maintained. Is definitely worth wandering up and down.

Thank Tracey_Townsville
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this following a visit to the Cathedral. Beautiful and historic little street, what a wonderful place to live.

Thank Alan_and_Val
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost missed this tucked away street in Wells which is just wonderful. We felt like we were in Harry Potter with the quaint houses with beautiful gardens and the Cathedral’s glory that spills into the small cobbled street.

Thank laurenr1319
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

cameupon vicars close unexpectedly. very unusual how the chimneys are out of proportion with the houses.

Thank mary c
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