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Underground Passages

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Interesting visit

An interesting visit on a Thursday afternoon with a very knowledgeable and clearly spoken tour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lorraine G
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Interesting visit

I have been meaning to go to this venue for about 5 years. Today I did the underground passages... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dating from 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument: no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain. The Passages have long exercised a fascination over local...more
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2 Paris Street, Exeter EX1 1GA, England
+44 1392 665887
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An interesting visit on a Thursday afternoon with a very knowledgeable and clearly spoken tour guide. It's a piece of history that would normally be lost but is being maintained for us to experience. Tips: Wear sturdy footwear as the floor is uneven in parts....More

Thank Lorraine G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to Exeter multiple times and never been here we thought we would do the tour and we were not disappointed. Tour guide was fantastic both with his knowledge and with my 2 kids. The history of the tunnels is fascinating and we thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guide was very good and interesting we were very satisfied we the visit a must see. When you see what the Romans’ did and still standing it makes you wonder if we do any better

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been meaning to go to this venue for about 5 years. Today I did the underground passages guided tour. I found the experience educational, interesting and for me, worthwhile. Yes the terrain and some of the passages can be quite a tight squeeze,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tour consists of a ten minute video and a trip down the passages, unique in the UK. Very narrow and very low ceiling - I'm about average height and had to duck down quite a bit. I was glad of the hard hat given the...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We took the kids , 2 teenage girls , they seemed to enjoy it, Interesting ,informative, our guide was excellent . The whole thing lasts less than an our (around 50 mins or so) And if nothing else it kept the kids off their phones...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Not for people who are claustrophobic. I'm not, and at first I felt a touch uncomfortable, the passages are quite tight/narrow, and quite low as well (have to duck most of the way and I'm only 5"6). You're quite close to the people around you...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

I am so glad we spotted this leaflet in our holiday cottage. What a BRILLIANT afternoon. You need to book on a tour and arrive 30 mins beforehand. There are lots of things to see and read as you make your way down to the...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

My son was desperate to visit the underground passages but you have to be 4 to be allowed in. On his birthday we took him there and were a bit disappointed. The actual passages are very narrow and claustrophobic. Luckily they are just super short....More

1  Thank Food4Good
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We pre-booked the tickets and arrived about 30 minutes before our tour start time. Plenty of time to learn about the Underground Passages before the tour started. A short video explained the history of the passages before we donned out hard hats and went for...More

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31 October 2017|
Response from greatgadsby97 | Reviewed this property |
There are different prices based on whether you have adult, child or concession. I had a student price which I think was about £5? It’s less than £10 regardless I think
Jayne M
22 March 2017|
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Response from ginakennedy | Property representative |
Hi Jayne! Regrettably, due to the nature of the medieval passages, we are unable to permit dogs on tours. Kind regards, The Passages Team
Kaiya M
26 September 2016|
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Response from Clare W | Reviewed this property |
You will need to if you go at the weekend , much quieter in the week but the guilds are at slotted times . Book via web site or phone