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Vicar's Close

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Address: Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Time-warp street.

Very unusual street with parallel rows of almost identical houses. Would be worth 5 stars as it lets photographers down by allowing cars and vans etc. to park there (however, I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
1940ollieC
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Very unusual street with parallel rows of almost identical houses. Would be worth 5 stars as it lets photographers down by allowing cars and vans etc. to park there (however, I do acknowledge that service people need to get tools etc. to the properties when working/ delivering on them).

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This medieval street is unique and is so well preserved - forms part of the wonderful eccliastical melange in Wells

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Awesome buildings like on the photos.Those chimneys are so cute.And is not overcrowded .Together with Cathedral the best in Wells

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I cannot think of anywhere else which is like this. The architecture is amazing, the chimney stacks in particular are stunning. There is a general air of old-worldliness. You want to linger and really have a good look but of course people live in these wonderful buildings so a certain amount of - what shall I say? Sensitivity perhaps? -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This was a close, besides Wells Cathedral... Hard to believe these structures older than some countries is still standing...

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Wolverhampton, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Beautiful little attraction, just a short stroll from the cathedral, with a nice little chapel at the end.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Came across this by accident whilst exploring Wells and what a find. Beautiful stretch of ancient houses. Was a tad frustrated when taking pictures by cars parked but people do live in these houses!

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Farnham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is what it is - a beautiful row of architecturally interesting historic houses with amazing ornate chimneys. It's worth a look but people do actually live here so technically it's someone's home and not strictly a tourist attraction.

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Devon, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Interesting to look at how the changes over the years have altered the fronts of the houses. No 22 has hardly changed! Love that one!

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Well, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is an area of Wells not to be missed. the home of the cathedral priests through many centuries. Check out the perspective in the street which makes it seem much longer than it is.

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