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Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours

Civic Centre Paris Street, Exeter EX1 1JJ, England
01392 265203
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Ranked #3 of 22 Activities in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: These FREE guided walking tours are the perfect way to explore Exeter. Operating daily throughout the year, there is a wide range of tours to choose from. No booking is required, simply choose a tour, meet your Red Coat Guide and discover one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in England. Tours meet outside ABode Exeter (Royal Clarence Hotel), Cathedral Yard. Quayside based tours depart from outside the Quay House Visitor Centre. Tours last approximately 90 minutes unless otherwise stated.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We took the basic, introductory tour and had a very interesting time. We saw bits of Exeter and learnt history that we would otherwise not have, Our guide was very informative and knowledgable. You can just turn up (check the website or tourist information for details) and its free. I can't recommend these tours highly enough.

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High Wycombe. England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

An excellent free tour with Richard our guide. I learnt a great deal presented in a very clear way with plenty of interesting stories. A great way to see some of the city and pick up something new.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great tour by Barbara. Learnt lots and saw parts of Exeter that I would never have seen or noticed just wandering around by myself. Can't believe this is free and runs all year round! What a fabulous idea from Exeter City Council, especially in these times of funding cuts. Have recommended them to others I know going to Exeter.

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Southern Oregon Coast
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82 reviews 82 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I took two of the guided tours and loved Ann's Exeter Old and New tour. Very professional and informative. The Ghost and Legends tour was more crowded and a little corny but still I learned a great deal about Exeter. Do not miss these guided tours.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A spur of the moment decision to join a guided tour around the delightful city of Exeter. What a fabulous decision that was! Our guide, Ann, was a joy. Full of important information and amusing tidbits of local folklore. My fellow walkers and I totally enjoyed the 90 (+) minutes and had I had more time in Exeter I'd have... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

90 minutes free education and entertainment in a beautiful and historic city, whats not to like? Although some parts of this tour touched on things I already knew there was stil plenty to learn. We visited some churches I had never seen inside before as well as going into the Catacombs for the first time. As usual on these tours... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have enjoyed an excellent walking tour of Exeter, lead by Tony our distinguished red coat guide. The tour was a whistlestop tour of the key points of interest. Tony combined enthusiasm and professionalism with a charming sense of humour. Thank you very much.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Enjoyable afternoon guided walk by a very knowledgeable and charming Red Coat volunteer. Highly recommended.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A rich programme conducted with enthusiasm and great ability by pleasant, passionate and experienced volunteer! They made me fall in love with Exeter and they acted like a magnet, attracting me from the countryside to Exeter many times.... just to have a new tour (I participated in 4 tours, one better than the last). Thank you!!! Silvia, Italy

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Enjoyed the free 1-1/2 hour tour of "Forgotten Exeter." The guide was interesting and informative as we walked briskly around the city. I took the train round trip from Totnes to Exeter and back which was quick (under 30 min.), inexpensive, and with lovely views of the coast. The walk from the train station into the heart of Exeter was... More

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