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Vicar's Close

Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
+44 1749 674483
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It's a stunningly beautiful street, and the oldest continuously inhabited row of houses in the... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
RunningSteve
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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I was born in number 17 Vicars close ,as my Dads sang in the cathedral choir and was a teacher in... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
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Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

It's a stunningly beautiful street, and the oldest continuously inhabited row of houses in the world. It's a must visit if you're in Wells. It's free.

Thank RunningSteve
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I was born in number 17 Vicars close ,as my Dads sang in the cathedral choir and was a teacher in the wells cathedral school, l think it was one of the most idealistic child hoods any body could hope for,but the houses were freezing...More

Thank deidreann
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

You should visit it if you are in Wells. Very well looked after. Amazing gardens. It feels like you travel in time!!!!

Thank Nikki P
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A walk along one side of Vicar's Close and a return down the other side is a walk into history. The buildings are ancient and well preserved and still occupied now.

Thank JMB50
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Although obviously very old, many of the dwellings appeared to be in need of a little TLC. Some of the houses looked very much like students accommodation in terms of shabbiness. A pity.

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Fabulous architecture, kept to the original style. Well worth a visit if you are in Wells, just under the bridge, cross the road and there it is. Called 'Vicars Close', an absolute treasure of a close, houses with the original chimneys intact. A must see.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It is so atmospheric - we were transported back in time. No more than two hundred yards from the Cathedral but easy to miss. I wish I was an artist and could paint it! This gem is a must see and it's free!

Thank JohnHowardNorfolk
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This pretty medieval street with its interesting architecture has to be combined with a visit to the cathedral and the museum. All three will provide for an informative afternoon which could then be followed up by a soft ice cream from one of the cafes...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

to visiting the Cathedral itself, nooks and crannies to explore with admiration for the local building skills of yesteryear

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended to visit. When we were there it was very quiet. Probably better to visit later in the afternoon.

Thank Huib V
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