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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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Description: 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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A beautiful cathedral

The architecture of this cathedral was striking. The use of gold leaf on the ceiling and reliefs on the walls, along with the stained glass, gave the air of a bygone age.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Watford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The architecture of this cathedral was striking. The use of gold leaf on the ceiling and reliefs on the walls, along with the stained glass, gave the air of a bygone age.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Disappointing visit to Exeter Cathedral. Arrived around 11am in order to get enough time to have a good look around. I was shocked by the initial cost of entry. I understand fully it requires funds for upkeep etc.. However given that it is a place of worship and is bound to be funded by the diocese I would have expected... More 

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VisitorServicesld, Visitor Services at Exeter Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. There is a charge to enter the Cathedral for sightseeing, as to keep this wonderful building open costs around £4,000 a day. We receive no money from the Government to cover these costs, and an ancient building like this requires constant maintenance and repair work if we are to preserve it for future generations to... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful cathedral and worth visiting, wherever you live in the UK. If you are travelling from overseas you should really make this a place to see. Some people were very noisy when they were walking around, but we quickly left them behind us. I recommend contacting the staff in advance to check admission times as there may... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Whatever I say cannot do this cathedral justice! I only live in Plymouth and it is the first time I have visited this beautiful cathedral. I highly recommend a visit to anybody who is able to do so. I can assure people that when they will not be disappointed. The staff are very friendly and prices very reasonable indeed.

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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

wanted to visit the cathedral and whereby you appreciate that the upkeep costs money but £32 for four people is excessive so we did not go in!

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VisitorServicesld, Visitor Services at Exeter Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review. I am so sorry that you wanted to visit the Cathedral, but decided not to, especially as there seems to be some misunderstanding in regards to entrance fees. The admission charges are £6.00 for an adult and £4.00 for a concession (children are free) this cost includes an unlimited photo permit... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We did the guided tour this time. Martin our guide was a volunteer and very informative. Very passionate about the cathederal and it's history.

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Exeter never seems to figure in the premier league list of cathedrals, but it is one of the best and most unusual, with it's twin towers. It is a fabulous old building and I strongly recommend the audio tour or a guided tour or much will be missed. It drips with the history of the area and is a must... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Just the whole feel of the place, love the flying buttresses and you can get some impressive photos of the place. Enjoy the walk around the cathedral

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Great old cathedral dates back to the 1400th century the east facing wall is the only original part left I didn't manage to go inside though still great as it's history .

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A wonderful place and an architectural gem set in a perfect setting. Take a few hours to walk around .. then come back and do it several more times over teh years.

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