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South of the cathedral is the Bishop's Palace, now the Cathedral School, parts of which date back to 1220.
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Fourteenth-century boozer with a cathedral-view beer garden.
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Cathedral Close information
Salisbury's medieval cathedral close, a hushed enclave surrounded by beautiful houses, has an other-worldly feel. Many of the buildings date from the 13th century, although the area was heavily restored during an 18th-century clean-up by James Wyatt. The close is encircled by a sturdy outer wall, constructed in 1333; the stout gates leading into the complex are still locked every night.
Just inside the narrow High St Gate is the College of Matrons , founded in 1682 for widows and unmarried daughters of clergymen. South of the cathedral is the Bishop's Palace , now the private Cathedral School, parts of which date from 1220.