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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been to the cathedral before, fortunately, as this time I saw that there is now a compulsory charge for entry and I won't, on principle, pay for admission to a church. This can only lose the Church money as visitors notoriously give more in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The exterior of the cathedral is stunning. There are a couple of towers which give it a more squat look than some great gothic cathedrals, but the glorious front with the wonderful statues is super. I guess that it is almost unique as lots of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from Exeter. We went to the front of the Cathedral and was fortunate to come across a Red coat tour guide who was just starting a tour so we tagged along. The tours are free and gave a good insight into the city...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So amazing place in a center of Exeter. Lovely area outside and rich decoration inside. nice building and stained glass windows. Large Christmas market

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bourdaud
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful cathedral just off the main shopping street. Beautiful architecture on the outside, although the figures on the outside of the building are weathered and the detail is starting to disappear. I did not go inside as the entry fee was £7.50...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standing in the centre of the city, the beautiful Exeter cathedral, when the sun shines on it the photos are amazing. A wonderful piece of architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a tour guide who was excellent she show us many hidden gems along with very different odd and different places within the Cathedral

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gerald L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lot of building work going on around the cathedral site,distracts from its scenic potential, but a stunning site can be seen from different parts of the the city

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can and you have the time, visit Exeter Cathedral. The artwork, stain glass and sheer atmosphere will blow you away. It really is a very calmiing expereience and well worth the entrance fee.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kevinpearce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled to Exeter to see the cathedral and light a couple of candles. It is, however, clearly becoming a trend to put tank-like, deeply unfriendly women on points of entry into English cathedrals who demand payment before you step inside - £15 in this case....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jannerbloke
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
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MissBennett36
29 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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Stum17
7 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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