We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vicar's Close

Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Lovely cobbled street

Like going back in time loved the tall Chimmey's Everywhere so proudly looked after A must see... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
snowtoes27
,
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very quaint

Such a shame that there were cars parked in the street which took it a bit out of character. The... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
msucol158
,
Portsmouth
Read all 629 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (629)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

71 - 80 of 629 reviews

Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Like going back in time loved the tall Chimmey's Everywhere so proudly looked after A must see We shall definitely re visit

2  Thank snowtoes27
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Such a shame that there were cars parked in the street which took it a bit out of character. The chimney stacks and some of the architecture of the houses were interesting.

2  Thank msucol158
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The quirky cobbles and quaint cottages are fantastic. It is a haven of quiet in the city. A lot of the houses seem empty but I could be mistaken.

2  Thank Jo M
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful little street to wander along. Probably the prettiest street in the country. Take a camera. Take lots of pictures but be prepared to wait until the odd vehicle moves as, you have to remember, this us a place where people live! Well worth a...More

4  Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

When planning our visit to Wells, we weren't aware of this gem just behind the cathedral. Apparently this incredibly photogenic street is the oldest inhabited street in Europe. You will marvel at all the photo opportunities from every angle and enjoy a stroll to the...More

4  Thank willisgj55
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a short street of cobbled stone with on both sides very old houses with tall chimneys it simply is beautiful and worth spending 15 minutes walking up and down and admiring the beauty of it, the bonus is it is a few yards...More

4  Thank Sillybillybad
Reviewed 29 January 2017

When visiting the cathedral do take a few minutes to have a look at Vicar’s Close, the entrance is just across from the north door of the cathedral. It is an enchanting medieval street and claimed to be the oldest residential street in Europe with...More

6  Thank margareth700
Reviewed 25 January 2017

You can only just stroll up and down the Vicar's Close but during the Festive Season is the best time. There are twinkling lights, Christmas trees and at times the sounds of the nearby choir practicing. Very atmospheric.

3  Thank Wombatstew
Reviewed 23 January 2017

If you visit the cathedral take time to look at Vicars Close its a wonderful chance to look at a completely unchanged area of Somerset.

3  Thank Holly L
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Step back in time. Just right across the street from the cathedral you'll find everything you need: a cobbled street, beautiful medieval houses, pretty gardens, silence.

2  Thank Patpet58
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Square Edge Cafe
230 reviews
.24 km away
The Courtyard Restaurant
406 reviews
.26 km away
The Fountain Inn Gastro Pub
477 reviews
.14 km away
Goodfellows
469 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wells Cathedral
2,357 reviews
.14 km away
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens
970 reviews
.21 km away
St Cuthbert's parish Church
66 reviews
.58 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Vicar's Close staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit