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Exeter Cathedral

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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 EX1 1HS, England
+44 1392 285983
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

One of many gorgeous cathedrals in England. (There are a lot of them) A delightful place to visit - and not far from shopping and restaurants. Makes for a delightful morning.

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Reviewed 15 September 2018

We at first walked around on our own but then joined a free guided tour by NICK which lasted over 90 minutes. We never expected to spend so long on a tour but Nick kept us all entertained and interested - he is a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018

A very interesting building to look around but I do not like having to pay to enter, we took our niece to visit various churches in the South west, Bristol was free but had to pay to enter Exeter and Wells.

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

To get the best impression of Exeter Cathedral, try what we did. Attend a morning service, preferably a choral one. Take in the glorious atmosphere along with beautifully sung music. Have a coffee with the church members and then buy your ticket as a tourist....More

Thank Philmex1
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Opens at 9 so most people are not out doing the tourist thing at that time. Huge and impressive Cathedral. Well worth the visit if you are in to these things. The red coat tour leaves from out the front at 10.30 so a perfect...More

Thank Linden G
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We often go to Exeter and sit on the grass near the cathedral. There are lovely coffee shops around there too. The Exeter Christmas Market is held in the grounds and is always well worth visiting

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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral inside and outside, looks especially amazing when all lit up at night. We go up every year to pay respects to my father in law who sadly passed away a few years ago.

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Some amazing stone masonry on the outside and equally impressive inside. I would recommend the guided tour as there is lots of history inside that you might miss. There are also roof tours, worth an ask. It is not the biggest cathedral but allow an...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We popped up to Exeter from Truro and thought we’d look around the cathedral for a bit. We were ASTOUNDED at the £7.50 entrance fee!!!! We usually look around cathedral’s as I enjoy looking around at the architecture and have NEVER paid to look inside...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped off in Exeter on our way to Torquay specifically to visit the cathedral. I bought two Lego bricks for their fundraising model then prepared to go inside. Imagine our disappointnent to be charged £7.50 each to go in when other cathedrals we've visited...More

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11 July 2018|
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Response from davyb1944 | Reviewed this property |
You would certainly need to contact the cathedral to find out. If they cannot help you could - no doubt - provide something suitable yourself and hand it in previously for the celebrant to consecrate
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".
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