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Address: Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England

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An interesting walk along the row of cottages used by the clergy and choir of Wells Cathedral in years gone by.. Small properties which are viewed externally.Would have liked the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting walk along the row of cottages used by the clergy and choir of Wells Cathedral in years gone by.. Small properties which are viewed externally.Would have liked the opportunity to have ventured inside for a sneak preview.

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West Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing to think how old these buildings are. Seemed very tranquil. it is only a 10 minute walk up and down the street. Glad I saw it.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit to the vicars close if you are in Wells. The houses with their small neat gardens are very photogenic. The close is situated off the road to the left of the cathedral's main entrance .

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Thank David T
Sheffield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Make sure you check this out whilst visiting Wells. It's an original mid 14th century medieval street built for the Chantry priests of Wells Cathedral.

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Thank Anarchon
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just somewhere you should see ! It must be the site of many film sets . Even when the bins are out for the dustbin men it has character and it's important to walk ( or at least look) back from where you started to see the details on the arch way.

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Thank Jan C
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like a film set - beautiful, peaceful and perfect. Wonderful architecture from mid 14th century with their cottage gardens, all to admire. A stunning place to live! Worth a detour.

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Thank millefleurs2010
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a minutes walk from Wells cathedral is the only complete medieval street in England. The houses are lovely and quirky, and very photogenic. Lucky for me there were no cars when I first arrived! You must have a walk here when in Wells!

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Thank ladybugsSydney
Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen lots of photos of this street, so it was a must visit when we went to Wells a few days ago. The architecture is certainly charming, but it's such a shame that there were several vehicles parked in the road. However, as the close is inhabited (by residents with some connection to the Cathedral, I believe) I suppose... More 

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Thank Carol B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting street... Love a good old cathedral however.... this was very different and well worth a detour off the useable rose window vaulting!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a walk up this row of houses but it should not take any longer than 30 minutes, if that. Time it right to see the knights beating out the hours on the cathedral clock no more than 50 yrds from the entrance to the Vicars Close

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