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Vicar's Close

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

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Back in time

Walked down oldest and habitual street going back some 500 years. Very quaint but in these times not sure where you park your car if you lived here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked down oldest and habitual street going back some 500 years. Very quaint but in these times not sure where you park your car if you lived here.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked through the Vicar's Close at twilight and it was magical...like stepping back in time. We met a friendly verger who lives there. He stopped for a nice chat and told us a bit about the street. Fascinating to look at how the dwellings have been modified over the centuries to accommodate changing lifestyles. Don't miss it.

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Thank LonghornNancy
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are at the Cathedral you may as well go and see the Vicar's Close. It really is very pretty and well worth taking a few photographs...10 minutes should do it - a pleasant 10 minutes...

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Thank DHAandCoIreland
Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Vicars close is well worth a wander after visiting Wells Cathedral. It is steeped in medevil history.

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Thank Brian N
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At first you might think you had pottered into a film set - it is so perfect. Just across from the Cathedral just stop and imagine a world of yesteryear. That sounds so cheesy but really a joy

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Thank RobininBRISTOL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best time to go to avoid people and capture a perfect clear shot is about 6.00-7.00 am. Thats when I took mine. First one was about 5.00pm where you will see German tourists.

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Thank Simon L
Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a look if your in wells. It's such a beautiful street, and can make some gorgeous photos. It's free to access as it's just a normal street in the city, but it's tucked away by the cathedral, and cars can't drive down it. Like stepping back in time

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Thank Jane C
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, charming street...well worth a visit when in Wells. Try and visit on a day with good weather to capture the best photographs.

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Thank Claire L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oldest inhabited medieval street! It is something that you JUST HAVE to see. It is a stones throw from the Wells Cathedral. People actually live there but its a show piece at the same time - awesome!

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Thank beauman91
North West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Accessed through a medieval archway leading from the Cathedral, the cobbled street is flanked by a series of quaint cottages, some with ornate stone entrances to the small garden areas, some quite austere. No satellite dishes or tv arials, no cars, a fabulous link to the past! Simply stunning.

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