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Vicar's Close

Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Pretty and very atmospheric

Very well worth a wander ....charming old close of houses with unusual chimneys and exuding history.

Reviewed 1 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Harmonious architecture

Perfect form of a medieval street - some later modifications but still stunning. Peaceful adjunct... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Very well worth a wander ....charming old close of houses with unusual chimneys and exuding history.

Thank flardar
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Perfect form of a medieval street - some later modifications but still stunning. Peaceful adjunct to the Cathedral

Thank peterpaddockhurst
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is well worth going to see - it is steeped in history, the cobbled road, the houses and gardens - you could lose yourself and imaging you were in a different time!

Thank suehillage
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Stepping in to Vicars Close is like stepping back in time, and i can fully understand why it has been used as a back drop in several historical TV drama.

Thank Terry T
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I visit Wells on a regular basis and always try and spend time exploring the Vicar's Close. Understanding the history of the place and the way in which the stone work on the walls has been worn away over the centuries by hundreds of people's...More

1  Thank GFR47
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I am so glad we came across this quaint little street. As soon as you walk through the arch at the bottom of the street it is like you have time travelled back into medieval times as you marvel at the wonderful design and how...More

Thank Quietman70
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Recommend that the services of a town guide are used to get the best information and anecdotes from the visit.

Thank Brian161
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Considering it is claimed to be the oldest residential street with all of its original buildings, it is a must see if in Wells. Right next to the beautiful Wells Cathedral, it's easy to get to and costs nothing.

Thank Benj182
Reviewed 23 April 2017

While you park the car and go to see the cathedral , go a little further and this is what you will see. a beautiful enclave of very lovely houses for the choristers etc.

Thank David-Clover M
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Having seen this street on TV many times, we were actually a somewhat disappointed to see it in real life as it is a bit shabby and spoilt by the trappings of 21st century life, such as cars!

Thank FirstMateKent
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