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Review of The Close

The Close
Ranked #3 of 77 things to do in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

After the hubbub and bustle of Salisbury's market place and old, and some newer shopping streets, its good to get away through one of the 3 (?) gates into the close.

The high street gate is the one facing the town, but St Ann's gate is where many buses drop off and has several plaques to tell of the people that occupied houses / got burnt at the stake etc

Its good to walk around the close and see the different styles of architecture, or visit one of the small museums and houses on offer.

Alternatively the keen observers among you might notice an 11th Century cathedral, started during the reign of King John, and apparently (originally) built on a swamp. The most glorious building . . . .just lovely . . . . .and mostly cleaned now.

1  Thank JimMcL1967
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Find the half hour or so it takes to walk around, and enjoy the atmosphere. Find the half hour or so it takes to walk around, and enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank FuzzyDunlopez
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

The close has lots of pretty houses and a museum. Edward Heath's old house tour costs £10, which to this reviewer is NOT value for money considering you can optionally pay £6.50 to visit the whole Cathedral - where you can see his tombstone.

1  Thank Rik-The-Mix
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We were able to visit several different exhibitions. Do not miss Edward Heath's house, Arundells. It is an amazing living collection of the life and times of a man who pursued British diplomacy to great effect across the globe.

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Reviewed 4 August 2013

on a summers day it is a lovely place to just sit and take in all that is happening around you. Ted Heaths house is there and I think you can still tour around it.

Thank DiddieWilts
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