We have been to Wells many times but had never visited this street until May of this year. It is stunning and really interesting. The buildings are well maintained and really charming.
We had a lot of luck, the evening sun was shining down the lane and all the little gardens in front of this most beautiful houses looked like a fairytale. In the very olden times, these houses were occupied by the boy's choirs.
I had done some research prior to visiting Vicar's Close and i'm glad that I did, apparently it is the best preserved medieval street in England and I would certainly agree with that statement. only one property No.8 let it down but that could just be a temporary blip. Each property is unique no two properties are the same, Well... 更多
It is claimed that Vicar's close is the oldest planned residential street, with buildings surviving intact, in Europe. Building started around 1348. To make it look longer the pavement tapers, so that it is ten feet narrower at the end furthest from the cathedral. The close is about 460 feet long. It is quite beautiful, and very peaceful, an oasis... 更多
Normally I don't mention these quite out of the way places, because I simply don't want to see them spoiled by the masses, this is a place of quite sanctuary away from those more interested in the magnificent cathedral next door. The best time to come here though is 1st thing in the morning or early evening once it is... 更多