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Underground Passages

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:30
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Interesting but not for claustrophobics

Tour consists of a ten minute video and a trip down the passages, unique in the UK. Very narrow and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike A
via mobile
Good value family ticket

We took the kids , 2 teenage girls , they seemed to enjoy it, Interesting ,informative, our guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ermington, United Kingdom
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Dating from 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument: no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain. The Passages have long exercised a fascination over local...more
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2 Paris Street, Exeter EX1 1GA, England
+44 1392 665887
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour consists of a ten minute video and a trip down the passages, unique in the UK. Very narrow and very low ceiling - I'm about average height and had to duck down quite a bit. I was glad of the hard hat given the...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the kids , 2 teenage girls , they seemed to enjoy it, Interesting ,informative, our guide was excellent . The whole thing lasts less than an our (around 50 mins or so) And if nothing else it kept the kids off their phones...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not for people who are claustrophobic. I'm not, and at first I felt a touch uncomfortable, the passages are quite tight/narrow, and quite low as well (have to duck most of the way and I'm only 5"6). You're quite close to the people around you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so glad we spotted this leaflet in our holiday cottage. What a BRILLIANT afternoon. You need to book on a tour and arrive 30 mins beforehand. There are lots of things to see and read as you make your way down to the...More

1  Thank AnndAndPaul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son was desperate to visit the underground passages but you have to be 4 to be allowed in. On his birthday we took him there and were a bit disappointed. The actual passages are very narrow and claustrophobic. Luckily they are just super short....More

1  Thank Food4Good
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pre-booked the tickets and arrived about 30 minutes before our tour start time. Plenty of time to learn about the Underground Passages before the tour started. A short video explained the history of the passages before we donned out hard hats and went for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit as my daughter wanted to see it. It is a interesting experience. The guide was informative but it was all too rushed so you didn’t have time to look at parts as you passed. You follow in a line but...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Going to the Underground Passages in Exeter is certainly a good experience. They are unique, and crawling on you hands on knees trough the tunnels in something that you will remember. However, the guide we got last week when I visited the attraction was truly...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The Underground Passages tour is quite interesting and I would highly recommend taking this tour when in Exeter. The tour lasts about 30 min and starts off with a short movie about the passages and why they were built. Our guide was excellent.

Thank Mirre3
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We found it quite interesting. As we are not very tall we enjoyed the tour through the passages. The guide was good very friendly.

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31 October 2017|
Response from greatgadsby97 | Reviewed this property |
There are different prices based on whether you have adult, child or concession. I had a student price which I think was about £5? It’s less than £10 regardless I think
Jayne M
21 March 2017|
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Response from ginakennedy | Property representative |
Hi Jayne! Regrettably, due to the nature of the medieval passages, we are unable to permit dogs on tours. Kind regards, The Passages Team
Kaiya M
25 September 2016|
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Response from Clare W | Reviewed this property |
You will need to if you go at the weekend , much quieter in the week but the guilds are at slotted times . Book via web site or phone