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Vicar's Close

Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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What a neat place

Oldest intact Medieval street in England. Quaint houses and a look at how they lived back then... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2016
sandiablonde
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Edgewood, New Mexico
Amazing architecture

Has to be seen for the architecture. These are peoples homes and therefor there is always some... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2016
ColinRS0346
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

Oldest intact Medieval street in England. Quaint houses and a look at how they lived back then. This isn't really a sight-seeing place since all the buildings are used by the church school and so you can't go into any of them and it takes...More

1  Thank sandiablonde
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Has to be seen for the architecture. These are peoples homes and therefor there is always some "coming and going", it is however a must to see.

Thank ColinRS0346
Reviewed September 25, 2016

To se this perfect street of such old houses was really enjoyable. Walked up and down and chatted to a few people along the way. Lovely friendly place,

1  Thank sonandsal
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Just across the road from the cathedral and we'll worth the few extra minutes it takes. It's only about a block long and is one of the few (only?) medieval streets left in England.

Thank Crawford B
Reviewed September 24, 2016

This facades of this row of houses has remained unaltered since they were built several hundred years ago and maintain the old world charm lost in so many places.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed September 24, 2016

A must see. Like going back in time. Beautiful old houses in a stunning setting. Wonderful on a sunny day.

Thank susanellis2016
Reviewed September 23, 2016

This street only need 20 minutes or so to visit but is very pretty and worth taking a photo of. According to the tour guide at the Bishop's Palace, this is the oldest purely residential street in the whole of Europe, and the only complete...More

Thank Johnny_vegan
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Very informative and interesting. learnt a lot from our visit . Would defenately go back if visiting again.

Thank Louise G
Reviewed September 22, 2016

The oldest planned street in Europe is fascinating. Still lived in it is amazing it has survived so long. Really worth a visit.

Thank dennis_anthony
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Short stroll down picturesque street. Very photogenic. The Close is only about 460 feet (140 m) long. Its width is tapered by 10 feet (3.0 m) to make it look longer when viewed from the main entrance nearest the cathedral. When viewed from the other...More

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