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Address: Cathedral Close | Exeter, Devon, Exeter EX1 1HS, England
Phone Number: +44 1392 285983
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Exeter Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful Cathedrals in...

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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On this occasion we attended a performance by Michael Morpurgo and Virginia McKenna in the Cathedral. It was a perfect setting for the very moving story of 'The Best Christmas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On this occasion we attended a performance by Michael Morpurgo and Virginia McKenna in the Cathedral. It was a perfect setting for the very moving story of 'The Best Christmas Present of All' , which held the audience spellbound. The Cathedral is beautifully and tastefully decorated for Christmas. The acoustics are wonderful for both the spoken and sung words. An... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our small group had a private guided tour of Exeter Cathedral, which lasted for about 2 hours, and included going up into the roof and out onto the top of one of the towers. Our guide was the very nice John Campbell, who is a font of knowledge about the cathedral, and clearly very passionate about it too. He really... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I know that it takes a lot of money to keep these places going, but it seems to me that it is the wealthier and most visited Cathedrals that charge entry. Gloucester and Rochester probably don't get a huge footfall but manage on donations and were so vibrant and welcoming when we visited. We simply couldn't afford to go in,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most famous places /things to do in Exeter. Located just next to City Center. I visited during lunch time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three generations of the family attended the advent carol service on the evening of Sunday, 27 November. The cathedral was almost, but not quite, full. We were issued with candles to hold, and as the service began they were lit, starting at the front and the light moving in waves throughout the cathedral. It was all very moving, and all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful afternoon spent wandering around the Cathedral, close to shops and xmas stalls. A definite must whilst in exeter

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By good luck we arrived just as a big ceremony was ending, so we got to see bishops and the like in costume with the fancy hats and staffs with curly ends. But even if you aren't as lucky, this is a beautiful building with a lot of history and worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on a very rainy day. Glad i did. Very magnificent building full of history and information available. Enjoyed display/ tapestries on "Revelations". very educational and also interesting. Free guide/map a little confusing as to where everything was but overall "Well worth a visit to this historical building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were nearly put off by the entrance fee (Seniors £6 each) but the heavy rain forced us inside! We then learnt that the ticket could be used for several visits and we in fact made 3 visits on one day using the leaflet/ticket. On our first visit we took the very informative guided tour and learnt a lot. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent building, and the surrounding shops make it a nice visit. When its sunny it is always nice to have a coffee and sit on the green.

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