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Vicar's Close

Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Back in time

Stepping in to Vicars Close is like stepping back in time, and i can fully understand why it has... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Terry T
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Scotland, United Kingdom
A trip back n time.

I visit Wells on a regular basis and always try and spend time exploring the Vicar's Close... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
GFR47
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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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 24 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
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 21 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Armnett
Reviewed 20 April 2017

You are really transported to another age when you enter this close of houses constructed for the clergy. Do not miss

1  Thank RobininBRISTOL
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