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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 yesterday

Great place for history info & the architecture is amazing. A must for anyone visiting Exeter. I am from South Africa & every visit to Exeter to see my family we visit the Cathedral & spot something we missed on our last visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place to visit for historical and spiritual reasons I always go in when I am in town and light a candle it surprises me that each time I go there is always something new to discover even though they have been...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful. Lots of history and beautiful architecture throughout. I was a little surprised by the amount of the entrance fee considering we just wanted to walk around, not be escorted/take a formal tour. Worth a visit if you haven’t been in many...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AmieLW96
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The vaulted ceiling is one of the most awe inspiring I’ve seen. The Bishop’s throne is also remarkable. We entered at the end of a service and joined in until it was over and visitors allowed to look around.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Judychallis
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Cathedral is beautiful, well looked after and the Guide who showed me the place was nothing short of amazing. Happy to answer any question, a pure well of knowledge.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MagdaMN
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't expect to have to pay to enter a church. If I do I expect it to be worth it. Exeter Cathedral isn't worth it. The Cathedral was a mess and dull. If you want to see an English Cathedral go to Gloucester, Worcester...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Y2673SYandym
Reviewed 1 week ago

So enjoyed visiting the Exeter Cathedral, for the beautiful windows, Bishops chair and the historical architectural ‘sections’ of the structure. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable which made the experience that much better.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Molly M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Cathedral, but very poor welcome. Nobody interested in speaking to us for the whole of our visit. Guides and virgers far more interested in chatting to each other than to visitors. Person on entrance desk also not interested in engaging with us. A great...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Building was lovely but shocked at price £15 for 2 for 20 minutes we had. I couldn't shake the feeling it was wrong to pay to get into a house of god. I understand they need to pay for somethings, but I am always happy...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very disappointed not to be able to gain access to the cathedral to pray unless I paid an enormous entrance fee, after all this is not only a public building but a house of love and prayer. The lady on the desk was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sam G, Communications at Exeter Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so sorry you weren't happy with the service you received at the Cathedral. There is of course no charge to use the Cathedral to pray, light candles or attend our many services. We are a working Cathedral and we would never want to lose...More

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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 Sam G | 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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