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Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours

Address: Civic Centre Paris Street, Exeter EX1 1JJ, England
Phone Number: 01392 265203
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Ranked #3 of 37 Activities in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: These FREE guided walking tours are the perfect way to explore Exeter. Operating daily throughout...
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've made this tour twice in November, the first time with Ann, and the other with Nick. Both were brilliant and full of knowledge with a lot of experiences and hints about Exeter to share. Of course I will join the tour again in another opportunity. Thank you dears, you are all lovely :)

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N Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very informative and interesting. Would definitely recommend it as a way of learning about Exeter and familiarising yourself with the city. This tour is free and I have paid for tours that were not nearly as good. Thank you Sharyn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Our guide Ann Kennedy was brilliant, very knowledgeable and a great easy going style. Her knowledge of Exeter is very good like all the Guides I have been with. These walks are a great way to learn about Exeter, history in general and go to places you wouldn't know about. Oh and there are free !!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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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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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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