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Exeter Cathedral

The Cloisters | Exeter, Devon, Exeter EX1 1HS, England
+44 1392 285983
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Exeter Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful Cathedrals in England. Located in the centre of the city, there has been a Cathedral on the present site for nearly one thousand years.
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The Cloisters | Exeter, Devon, Exeter EX1 1HS, England
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"beautiful building"
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"astronomical clock"
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"gothic architecture"
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"christmas market"
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"guided tour"
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"entrance fee"
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"awe inspiring"
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"stained glass"
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"worth a visit"
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"steeped in history"
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"lots of history"
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"choir"
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

On our tour we were only in Exeter during evenings when the cathedral was not open for tours, but the exterior is huge and beautiful as are the grounds around it. Wish we could have seen inside.

Thank CBrown1992
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

this cahedral offers at rour at exra price so if you are into history then well worth it or jsut pay entrace fee and look around urself situated jsut off the high street right in the middle of exeter

Thank Andy T
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The cathedral is stunning. The surroundings are delightful, quaint cobbled streets seconds away from the mishmash of a generic high street. Inside , although smaller than many similar cathedrals, the atmosphere is warm and inviting. My gripe is the 'we need your money' signs and...More

Thank evemaggie
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Laurence B, Public Relations Manager at Exeter Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hi Evemaggie Thanks for visiting, and for all your support as an Exeter local - it's much appreciated. Our admission charge makes an important contribution to the ongoing (and expensive) restoration and conservation of the building in a way that donations alone are currently unable...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

From front to back, inside and out, this Cathedral can so readily be viewed and admired. It is architecturally all of one piece. Well worth a visit and well worth the cost and help from a guide.

Thank Jack R
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I share the views of several other reviewers who abhor the concept of churches and cathedrals charging entry fees, and I would much rather make a donation. And before the public relations guy mentions that a one-off payment grants you free admission for a year,...More

Thank johnhouston2
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Laurence B, Public Relations Manager at Exeter Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks John :)

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit, great architecture, very interesting history tour, lots to see. Outside near the green there are lots of independent shops and cafes. Well worth a visit.

Thank Michael I
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

As History and Architecture buffs, my Wife and I paid a visit. The lady on the information desk was very friendly. We arrived shortly before a guided tour was due to begin. The tour was led by a knowledgable and friendly guide called Judy. She...More

Thank Nigel B
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

What a wonderful cathedral.So much detail,so much character,you can let your imagination run riot in this magical place.

Thank freddiedoncaster
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Came here today with my partner and I personally love all old gothic architecture. However, this cathedral is something else. Amazing architecture, beautiful glass and other ornaments/artwork. Cost us £7.50 each and for that we can return anytime we'd like all year around apparently, unfortunately...More

Thank Hannah-Marie C
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We went on a Sunday only to be told to come back at 11.30 that is the time we open to the public............on a Sunday!!! Paid £7.50 each on our return, museum closed, coffee shop closed, no toilets. The cathedral is of course stunning, the...More

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MissBennett36
30 November 2016|
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Response from Eric_the_Bish | Reviewed this property |
No need to book, but turn up early for a seat! Search online for "Exeter Cathedral midnight mass".
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8 November 2015|
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Response from Laurence B | Property representative |
In 2014 we were able to seat everyone who wished to attend the service. Based on last year's experience you shouldn't need to worrying about arriving before 4pm. This year we are also celebrating a late communion service at... More
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