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Address: High St., Exeter, England
Phone Number: +44 1392 265500

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worth a look-in

Well worth popping in if you go passed and a beautiful building. Seating inside so you can sit and take a breather and look at the lovely architecture. Located right in the city... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
Stephanie F
Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
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Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Well worth popping in if you go passed and a beautiful building. Seating inside so you can sit and take a breather and look at the lovely architecture. Located right in the city centre so easy just to pop in.

Thank Stephanie F
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We just happened to pass by when the Guildhall was open and were able to see the gorgeous interior...well worth taking a peek if it is open. Still used for government purposes.

Thank barbara361
Exeter, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy this building one if the oldest if it's type on the UK. If it's quiet get the door man to show you the Exeter regalia,

Thank simon s
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Walked past this Guildhall and noticed they have a free guided tour. Found the history of this place to be very interesting, worth a pop in.

Thank Kazpat444
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Having never been to Exeter before we decided to go and have a shopping trip while staying in Devon. There is a large array of shops and you could easily spend all day shopping around would highly recommend to anyone who loves a good shopping trip

Thank Tewksfoodie
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Squashed between two unexciting buildings is this little gem - and a very important part of Exeters History. Though the building is small it has been kept to a high standard and includes exhibitions and historical information. There is usually a volunteer on hand to offer you additional in site. If you are interested in history and are in Exeter... More 

Thank Since377
Exeter, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This building has been the centre of the city's wealth and judicial system since the 14th century. It is the oldest public building still used regularly by the city councillors in the country. Once the centre of the county's justice system until 1970's. It has the names of the past Mayors,Receivers and Recorders as well as the emblems of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral but pricey to get on. £7.50 per adult and children are free. Use 2 for 1 coupons for entry which you find in some Devon tourism brochures or maps. There is a repeating video intro which you should watch before beginning your walk around as it explains the background and highlights. If there is any organ concert it... More 

Thank benechanta
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Needs modernising. It's always a shame when they are making changes to new areas or building new places/areas when this could be updated

Thank ScottStripp
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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592 reviews
360 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

In and around guildhall is the best place to shop. Facilities are great as well. I really enjoyed the rhino trail in and around guildhall as well!

Thank cg2792

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