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Very quaint - a touch of years gone by.

A very quaint and unique row of houses very much as it was back in history. Something almost... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Must see street

Around the north side of the cathedral you will find Vicar’s Close. It is a street of medieval... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very quaint and unique row of houses very much as it was back in history. Something almost mystical. A lovely little chapel at the end worth a look.

Thank MikeBow23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Around the north side of the cathedral you will find Vicar’s Close. It is a street of medieval terraced houses completed in 1363 originally designed as homes for the choir. Some moderation has taken place but it is still the only completely medieval street left...More

Thank chrissieb94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit, it’s where the choristers used to live hundreds of years ago. It’s next to the cathedral and a park, right in the city centre so plenty to see and do nearby.

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Poldark fans, see which bits you recognise. Wells is the best group of medieval ecclesiastical buildings in N Europe.

Thank foxmeister-10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad my Aunt and Uncle took me to Vicar's Close.... never before seen chimneys at the front of terraced housing. The houses on the left hand side appeared to be for teaching music, we could hear the various instrument's; pianos, violins and cornet's. The...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make time to find this unique attraction, it is only 200 mtrs from the cathedral entrance. Travel back in time while wandering between these amazing houses that were built for the families of choir members.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most ancient cobblrd, inhabited place in Europe. Full of history and atmosphere. A must see, whilst in Wells.

Thank Milly5219
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a wander up this street of what look like alms houses but we’re actually built for vicars. It’s amazing to note how the houses have been changed and adapted over the years with different doors, windows, gates, fences and walls. But all retaining the...More

1  Thank Termer13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully preserved and functional street adjacent to the cathedral. Very picturesque. The numerous terraced houses are used as school rooms.

1  Thank SussexApollo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Continued our visit on to vicars close but it was like a street out of Charles Dickens film. So atmospheric. On The cobbled streets you need to be wearing flat comfortable shoes. The architecture is amazing. Back in time. Memories. Well worth a visit if...More

Thank Miriam M
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