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Stephen R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
I lived in the Cathedral Close from aged 7 until 21. My father worked in the Registry Office at 16 years old and stayed employed until his retirement ( he was in the RAF during WW 2 ). Visitors have commented on Ted Heath living in the Close, perhaps they didn't realise the Leslie Thomas the author (Virgin Soldiers) also lived here.
Written 6 February 2024
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Peter R
Dartford, UK1,234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The area surrounding the cathedral is a peaceful haven with plenty of grass to sit on for either a picnic or just for a rest and watch the world go by. There are also a number of interesting sculptures to consider. Around to edge of the close are many old buildings and houses associated with the cathedral. Worth a visit.
Written 27 April 2023
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Herbie-Green
Guildford, UK2,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Nice square to stroll around, with interesting and varied buildings and open views of the cathedral.
Written 4 February 2023
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Marcus G
Stroud, UK342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It's a good walk around all of the close with some fabulous buildings. Of not is the South Canonry which is the seat of the Bishop. The houses are stunning. Lots of interesting sculptures to enjoy. It is of course free.
Written 20 June 2022
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SuffolkTabTwo
Suffolk62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We greatly enjoyed our daily walks to and from the cathedral (singing there for the weekend). And we also saw a Bentley and 3 Porsches parked in their marked bays - must say something about what it costs to live there. We got the views for free!!
Written 8 June 2022
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john
Salisbury, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We are lucky to live there with river and water meadow views and no traffic noise. Sheep graze swans and egrets come and go as does a pair of foxes. Punt trips on the river in the summer. Try it
Written 6 May 2022
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Malcolm G
Southampton, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Apart from the doors to the close being locked at 2300, this would be an amazing place to live. Within the close there are a number of houses in addition to the cathedral, its school and various other church properties. Only one was on the market for sale during our visit. The close is bounded by the river at one end and the cathedral and its associated buildings at the other with a variety of church buildings and private houses including the one latterly occupied by the late prime minister, Edward Heath. The central area is predominantly grass and trees with access points around the perimeter. A wonderful spot to sit and contemplate following a visit to the cathedral.
Written 24 February 2022
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Sam3314
Derby, UK2,087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The close surrounds the cathedral and provides great photo opportunities. Some nice sculptures and places to sit and enjoy the weather and views.
Written 9 January 2022
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Andrea
Lancaster District, UK130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Lovely, relaxing open space. Sat with my daughter for an hour and was offered free pizza. Very well kept, clean and tidy. Lovely old houses to look at. Not over run with cars.
Written 8 December 2021
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Steve6244
Chatham, UK645 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
A lovely setting in the heart of the city, next to the Cathedral. Lots of attractions and a couple of cafes. Lovely to sit in the sun and admire the cathedral.
Written 20 October 2021
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