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Exeter Cathedral

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Address: 1 The Cloisters | Exeter, Devon, Exeter EX1 1HS, England
Phone Number: +44 1392 285983
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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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Beautiful Cathedral

It costs £6 to enter and you do have to think whether it is worth it on balance I think it is as the inside has stunning architecture. The real attraction however is the outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Shanghai, China
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It costs £6 to enter and you do have to think whether it is worth it on balance I think it is as the inside has stunning architecture. The real attraction however is the outside where you can sit and admire with a coffee.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A gem. Absolutely beautiful. One of my favourite cathedrals. Spacious, light and an inspiring place to be. Architecturally wonderfully proportioned and a great place to stop and contemplate.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beautiful cathedral is set in a wide lawned close which allows you to take in the full splendour of the building, its Gothic architecture and beautiful ornamentation. The close is a great place to sit and relax, eat a local prize winning Cornish pasty and listen to the local musicians. Inside you will be treated to a magnificent multi... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed, on a weekend break to the city. I'm not religious at all but still wanted to appreciate the architecture of the building but object at having to pay for the privilege. Didn't want a tour, just wanted a look around.

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wadebridge.cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful well worth visiting surprised we had to pay to look around the cathedral but enjoyed the visit

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Bonita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the heart of Exeter, history wise. They were bombed in WWII so the remaining is important. The square is beautiful to walk around and admire the outside. Tours can take you around.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Or at least the longest Church roof: Despite being a fairly small cathedral it has no central tower it is a single huge span from end to end spoiled only by an ugly carbuncle of a Victorian organ. It has some fine carving, especially of the wood in the Quire, and a complex looking medieval clock.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in at 5.30 service. Beautiful singing. Sat in choir stall area. Service about 45 minutes. Very pleasanr.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning architecture and wonderful service. Very moving and a good start to Xmas day even though I am not particularly religious.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paying to have a look around a cathedral?! I thought it was a bit steep. After all it's a place of worship and should allow the public in with possibly a donation station. So we opted to just have a look at the exterior.

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