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“Older than the Notre Dame”
Review of Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral
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US$358.24*
and up
3-Day Highlights of Southwest England Small-Group...
Ranked #2 of 128 things to do in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Architectural masterpiece!
Absolutely stunning, but not worth the £8 entry fee! Enjoy the cathedral greens on a sunny day!

Thank Marius T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure why we have to pay in order to get in to a holy place like this. It is ok to ask for a donation once inside but to charge a fee to get in was disappointing. So just looked outside and returned home.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden away off the Main Street this is an architectural master piece
Not having visited many cathedrals this left me speechless the inside is amazing
Will definitely return when we have more time to explore it further
Lovely shop and cafe and a reasonable entry price

Thank bigaly
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral. Beauty on the outside and the inside.
Acoustics was amazing as well.

Attended a choral and orchestral performance and we were allowed to wander about before the start of the show.

I notice to red doors not sure of the significance.

Thank matrix1000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not visited as someone just looking around for ages. Last time I went was to see my husbands graduation ceremony there, which was obviously free then. I am off to Cornwall on holiday next week and on looking at Truro Cathedrals website, it stated this:
"Unlike many other UK cathedrals, the Chapter of Truro Cathedral has taken an important decision not to charge for entry into the cathedral, in line with the cathedral’s vision of offering sacred space and common ground to all. " Why can't you do the same? We all appreciate how much it is to repair, run and maintain these magnificent pieces of our heritage, and on a donation basis people are more than happy to give what they can afford. If Truro can still open its doors free for all then what is your real excuse. Surely it goes against the teachings of Christ? I hate to see a house of God asking for money at a set amount, or get out. A shameful decision.

Thank Rebecca M
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