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Vicar's Close

Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Absolute gem

As you walk along this little street, tucked away just across the road from the cathedral green... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wells, United Kingdom

Very interesting street in the heart of Wells. Near the cathedral school in the heart of the city... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2, England
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Reviewed yesterday

As you walk along this little street, tucked away just across the road from the cathedral green, picture yourself in a costume drama!!!. It is the oldest continuously occupied street in Europe! All the properties are listed and vary in size, built to be occupied...More

Thank MazP73
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting street in the heart of Wells. Near the cathedral school in the heart of the city. Very well preserved.

Thank jackiem
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tucked away in a central location just a stones throw from the Cathedral, step into this street and it's like stepping back in time. It really is pristine and at first sight could be mistaken for a film set, but there are no false fronted...More

Thank Kernow_Custom
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came upon this place by accident, but it was lovely. The oldest inhabited street in Europe apparently? It's just unique and picturesque. I'd hate to live there though, all those tourists gawping at my front garden!

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Turned the corner to find this incredibly old street. Took my breath away. It is incredible to think that this street has been inhabited since the 14th century.

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Transports you back into the past with it's amazing atmosphere. You can easily imagine how it was 100 years ago.

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just around the corner from the cathedral is a stunning small terrace of houses it feels like you step back in time

Thank NT52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gives a good flavour on the whole city. A row of houses originally built for cathedral/church staff.

Thank Philip47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive street to walk around and take some photos for free! We went late afternoon so there were fewer people around!

Thank Martyn Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of the other reviews say it - do not miss this example of a complete surviving English Medieval street. Take your time to wander though, turn around and see Wells Cathedral as the backdrop - your standing on and in history over 600 years...More

Thank JPR_101
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