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The Close

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Address: West Walk St, Salisbury, England
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A sense of history in Salisbury

The Close is a special area in the city of Salisbury. It houses not only the Catherdral, but many Museums and properties of interest. Mompessant House (National Trust) and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Close is a special area in the city of Salisbury. It houses not only the Catherdral, but many Museums and properties of interest. Mompessant House (National Trust) and the Salisbury Museum are two. Ted Heath's home Arundel is also there. A cafe on site offer drinks, icecreams in summer, and food. There are many wooden seats situated in the... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful place to walk around and view Salisbury Cathedral. Around the Close are some amazing museums and houses that can be visited at certain times of the year (check visiting times). There are also a number of cafe's and places. To eat.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This historical street is of very limited access for cars and can be enjoyed safely by pedestrians . There is a selection of not only scenic views of The Cathedral but several other buildings to visit as well as enjoying the green grassed area which I find makes a pleasant break from from busy streets outside the surrounding wall .Parking... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Map provided by the museum which enabled my 8 year old grandchild to give us a guided tour and map reading experience. Many named old building on route and lovely gardens in the cathedral precinct. Enjoyable activiity after visit to museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Within walking distance from our B & B. We enjoyed the grounds as well as the cathedral. Beautiful day

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Just walk anywhere near the Cathedral and you'll be treated to ancient houses beautiful wrought iron gates,just a step back in history. Take your time and keep your eyes open ,just lovely.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Any weather (except rain) I go here to enjoy my lunch break. With a paper, a sandwich and drink, I often sit and relax in the solitude and beauty of the close. In the shadow of the spire there is limited traffic noise so it easy to get lost in a crossword and forget yourself for an hour. The only... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I lived in the Close for 5 years so have first hand knowledge of the area. You have the late prime minister Mr Heath,s residence, Salisbury Museum, The Medieval Museum and several other lesser known places you can visit including of course The Cathedral. It is always good to stroll through the grounds particularly around the Cathedral and enjoy the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

As you drive into Salisbury the cathedral is visible from some distance away. And when you park up and walk to The Close, the full majesty of the cathedral comes into view. (Note it's cheaper to park in one of the shoppers' car parks than to use the car park in The Close). The setting is quintessentially English, with the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

The Salisbury Cathedral Close is the largest in England and it can be a good place to wander around before and even after you visit the stunning cathedral. There are some different stylistic statues around that complete the beautiful trees.

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