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Exeter Cathedral

1 The Cloisters | Exeter, Devon, Exeter EX1 1HS, England
+44 1392 285983
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Ranked #5 of 45 Attractions in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dublin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went to an organ recital in aid of the organ fund in the Cathedral!!! It was amazing, recital was given on a digital organ, keyboard, extended keyboard grant piano and a french organ on iPad!! The variety of music and the sound was amazing. Will be back when church organ is full restored to compare!!

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Bude, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

On a shopping trip to Exeter we diverted and visited the cathedral. A morning well spent. We did not take the official Tour but just drifted around looking at the building, the various chapels and the interesting historical tablets on the Cathedral walls. It helps to be in the right frame of mind to visit as if you are hyper... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A must see for all lovers of history. The carved saints on the facade are beautiful and unique. The area around the Cathedral is also beautiful with lawns,cafes and bars.

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Sutton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Whilst it is definitely worth a visit at any time, the organ and pipes are currently away for restoration but should be back and re-commissioned very soon. It is one of the best so worth the wait

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Architecturally stunning and historically fascinating and the guidebook aided our visit. We didn't take the guided tour, choosing instead to wander in our own time. We found one or two of the staff there a little unwilling to talk or make eye contact for some reason. Highly recommended visit.

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cornwall
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I used to pop in quite regularly in the past as the building is so interesting. Now there is a compulsory emission fee I don't bother! Quite happy to make a donation however it is now too expensive for a fleeting visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Although there is a charge we were there on a Sunday evening and there was no one on the desk so just made a donation. Lovely interior, particularly when the choir is singing. Take a look at Captain Scott's flag on the wall by the exit door

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West Yorkshire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It would be difficult to say that Exeter Cathedral was better than most of our other great cathedrals but it is, in my view, up there with the best - if that is the right way to put it!. It is well maintained, magnificent - inspiring even - to view and it is well worth spending some time actually reading... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Building itself beautiful but more like a tourist attraction than a cathedral. On entering the ticket counter is the first thing that greets you. Throngs of tourists and works inside appear to have robbed the cathedral of atmosphere but the sculptured tombs and ornate ceiling bosses make it worth a visit and the entrance price.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Fantastic cathedral and worth the visit. We paid for the tower tour and it was worth it. 175 narrow steps up is worth the views across Exeter. There is scaffolding, but with a place this large and old (the towers are 900 y.o. this year), it's necessary to preserve something of such historical value. Well worth a visit.

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