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Vicar's Close is a must to do if you every visit Wells in Somerset, this little cobbled street is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sharb2017
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Wells, United Kingdom
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I want to live here!

A beautiful old street that is still lived in today. Quaint old cottages on a cobbled street... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TreW814
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Vicar's Close is a must to do if you every visit Wells in Somerset, this little cobbled street is tucked away from the Cathedral & Bishops Palace, so make sure you take a look, it's one of the old streets in England.!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful old street that is still lived in today. Quaint old cottages on a cobbled street accessed by a stone arch or a tiny gateway, it doesn’t take long to look around but it’s worth a visit, I thought it was lovely and it’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If we had not decided to try and walk right round the Cathedral I doubt we would have found this fascinating close. It looks as if nothing has been altered in hundreds or years and seeing the clergy in their long blue cassocks made you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very strangely silent and comforting, amazing scenery and another piece of great history in Wells!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, not far from the Cathedral, this is one close where visitors are welcome, unlike other parts of the country.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cyclebag
Reviewed October 12, 2018

A very quaint and unique row of houses very much as it was back in history. Something almost mystical. A lovely little chapel at the end worth a look.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MikeBow23
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Around the north side of the cathedral you will find Vicar’s Close. It is a street of medieval terraced houses completed in 1363 originally designed as homes for the choir. Some moderation has taken place but it is still the only completely medieval street left...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit, it’s where the choristers used to live hundreds of years ago. It’s next to the cathedral and a park, right in the city centre so plenty to see and do nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JoD564
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Poldark fans, see which bits you recognise. Wells is the best group of medieval ecclesiastical buildings in N Europe.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

So glad my Aunt and Uncle took me to Vicar's Close.... never before seen chimneys at the front of terraced housing. The houses on the left hand side appeared to be for teaching music, we could hear the various instrument's; pianos, violins and cornet's. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Denise S
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