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The Close

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Address: West Walk St, Salisbury, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 555120
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Lunch break escape

Any weather (except rain) I go here to enjoy my lunch break. With a paper, a sandwich and drink, I often sit and relax in the solitude and beauty of the close. In the shadow of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike B
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Any weather (except rain) I go here to enjoy my lunch break. With a paper, a sandwich and drink, I often sit and relax in the solitude and beauty of the close. In the shadow of the spire there is limited traffic noise so it easy to get lost in a crossword and forget yourself for an hour. The only... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lived in the Close for 5 years so have first hand knowledge of the area. You have the late prime minister Mr Heath,s residence, Salisbury Museum, The Medieval Museum and several other lesser known places you can visit including of course The Cathedral. It is always good to stroll through the grounds particularly around the Cathedral and enjoy the... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you drive into Salisbury the cathedral is visible from some distance away. And when you park up and walk to The Close, the full majesty of the cathedral comes into view. (Note it's cheaper to park in one of the shoppers' car parks than to use the car park in The Close). The setting is quintessentially English, with the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Salisbury Cathedral Close is the largest in England and it can be a good place to wander around before and even after you visit the stunning cathedral. There are some different stylistic statues around that complete the beautiful trees.

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Thank menq
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Salisbury close has not changed for hundreds of years.a real peak into the past.lovely walk around the cathedral.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Step back into the past and visit this historic area. Have a cream tea in the little café by the main gate and enjoy the view.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Walking though the ancient gates into the Cathedral Close is always a wonderful experience. The pace of life instantly slows down and there is a feast for the eyes wherever you look. The buildings are beautiful and they sit in the company of the impressive, awe-inspiring cathedral. There is always some interesting art to see and it is good to... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The quiet of the Close is enhanced by the addition of modern sculpture dotting the grounds. It is a lovely place to meander and contemplate the awesome structure of the cathedral.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely relaxing area around the cathedral, with great history. Nice for a stroll on good weather days and near to lots if shops when your ready to buy ;-)

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful open space, especially during the autumn colours. Piled in history. Can't believe those beautiful gates were destroyed a by a speeding motorist, so sad, so much lost history.

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