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Vicar's Close

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Address: Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Steeped in History

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!

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warwick
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warwick
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!

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Thank suehillage
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Terry T
Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 hands as they passed by are testament to the endearing nature of the location.

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Thank GFR47
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 they are kept so immaculate. A slow stroll up and down the street reveals the... More 

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Thank Quietman70
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Brian161
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Benj182
Theale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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!

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This supposed oldest residential street in Europe is a little tricky to find. It is to the rear, on the left side, as you face the Wells Cathedral. One street, a few hundred yards long, with stone and brick homes on each side of the street. No admission fee to step back in history. Do not forget your camera for... More 

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Thank Pnemiller
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being unlike any street I've seen before, Vicars Close is definitely worth a look! All of the houses are beautiful, lining the cobbled street running through, with lovely stone walls and tall chimneys. A good photo opportunity and a must see for those fond of property or architecture.

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