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Well Preserved Medieval Close

Not immediately apparent where the close is, walk to the left of the main elevation of Wells... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ringwood, United Kingdom
Lovely row of houses

This is a lovely row of houses not far from the cathedral. Great place for taking pictures and to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not immediately apparent where the close is, walk to the left of the main elevation of Wells Cathedral, along the road and under the arch and you'll find Vicar's close of the left. Shame that they allow cars to park there - I guess they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BruceMac19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely row of houses not far from the cathedral. Great place for taking pictures and to look at the traditional character of the buildings.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressed with this - oldest, completely intact medieval street in Europe apparently. Not to be missed if you are in Wells.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Cul-de-Sac is the oldest purely residential street with its original buildings all surviving intact in Europe. It's well worth a look when visiting Wells.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Juliesjaunts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

TO ensure the choir arrived to practices and three times a day worship the Catherdral at Wells built Vicars’ Close. It was built over 650 years ago to house the Vicars Choral and it has since been continuously inhabited by their successors.  Vicars’ Close is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 9 December 2018 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
Thank sharb2017
Reviewed 28 November 2018 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
Thank TreW814
Reviewed 23 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AnoReviewers
Reviewed 14 November 2018

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
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