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Underground Passages

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A Must For All Visitors To Exeter!

My husband and I really enjoyed this fascinating trip. The Exeter tunnels are the only type of... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
A fantastic way to see the old city

This is money well spent. Worth the trip although hidden in plain sight location, so look for it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Al M
Orlando, Florida
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is money well spent. Worth the trip although hidden in plain sight location, so look for it carefully. Arrive early to enjoy sights and explanation. They really go underground and there is nothing to fear. I found it safe, sound and secure for any...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Al M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Exeter for its mix of History with super shopping. This gem is right on the edge of Princesshay almost hidden with its so discreet entrance. This is a must to visit and how sensible of the MIddle Ages City Fathers to lay their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

super interesting tour through the underground passages, not for claustrophobes!!!...and make sure you duck as necessary!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great place, quite unique, i have never been to anywhere like it before, you may get muddy (if you choose a particular route) so don't go in your fancy clothes, and good footwear is also a must, good tour guide, very knowledgeable, recommend

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

What a great hour of our time in Exeter. Lynn the guide definitely knows her stuff and delivered the information in a lovely way. The passages are fascinating both for their purpose and engineering and being able to see the differing workmanship across the ages...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank PennyA_11
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

As you walk round Exeter there is a set of underground passages beneath your feet. There is an excellent tour to explain the who, what, where. For those that can’t wait they were built a long time ago to fix the water supply.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank chrissT8030TW
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We have children and teenagers in our group and despite ambivalence from the teenagers they enjoyed the adventure. They give you the choice to crawl through one of the smaller passages. They are not that small but if you are overweight maybe you should go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

when i went with My two teenagers they enjoyed it and learned about the history of Exeter. It is enjoyable for all I recommend you visit

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed this fascinating trip. The Exeter tunnels are the only type of their kind in the UK that are open to the public. They are NOT sewage tunnels like several of the reviews have said. They are tunnels built over...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Culture09532427955
Reviewed 15 November 2018

We took grandkids-they loved it. Not for the very tall or wide-these tunnels were build narrow! A bit spooky, and very infirmative. The lights out feature is really atmospheric. Probably not the the claustrophobic!

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 299clarew | 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