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Vicar's Close

Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
+44 1749 674483
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A Gem In Wells

This is the oldest medieval street in England so it would be a crime not to go and see it. You will... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sutton, United Kingdom
A gem of a place!

What can I say? It was like stepping into a fairy tale. A beautiful street steeped in history. I'd... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2017
Belturbet, Ireland
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Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
+44 1749 674483
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the oldest medieval street in England so it would be a crime not to go and see it. You will feel a sense of awe when you view it. Perfect for a historical film setting but I wouldn't want to disturb the calm...More

Thank melissa5116
Reviewed September 15, 2017

What can I say? It was like stepping into a fairy tale. A beautiful street steeped in history. I'd love to have a peek inside some of the houses. Well worth taking a look at while in Wells.

Thank AnnaMarie-McD
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Visited this quaint little close while in Wells, the houses are still used even though it looks like time has stood still and it even has its own little chapel at the end of the close.

Thank rpayres
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Fantastic and lookout for chimneys. Steeped in history. Very quaint and worth a visit . Markets held here too during week.

Thank Margery P
Reviewed September 13, 2017

It's simply just the street that you would like to live in. Gorgeous rows of stunning and quaint little cottages. I can only dream!

Thank Lainey J
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

A lovely photogenic street. A real unspoilt step back to medieval times. Straight from a BBC Period Drama. You may be only able to wander up/down the street but where else can you simply transport yourself to a time nearly 700 years ago .. for...More

Thank NickC66
Reviewed September 11, 2017

A great place to view and take a photo for the perspective alone. Look out for the cats that live there.

Thank Derek R
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

This was a bonus to the Well Cathedral trip. What a unique little street. All the houses the same with lovely flower gardens and what looked like hundreds of chimneys. The street is cobble stones and the homes are now privately owned. Originally built for...More

Thank Jean B
Reviewed September 4, 2017

It is often difficult to imagine how ones lived in past eras but not here. It is amazing that it has been preserved so well. Not many historical experiences come for free as this does!

Thank Dennis T
Reviewed September 4, 2017

I was parked next to this and saw people gathering and wondered what they were looking at as they weren't facing the Cathedral (which it is next to). It turns out it is an amazing mid-14th Century Close, the oldest 'purely residential street with original...More

Thank howiet1971
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