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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 place for reflection, concerts and services. There are wonderfully informed guides and welcoming clergy and staff. Locals can get a pass and visitors pay to enter the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful place for reflection, concerts and services. There are wonderfully informed guides and welcoming clergy and staff. Locals can get a pass and visitors pay to enter the cathedral. There are regular guided tours and one can even go onto the rooftop when the weather permits in the summer. I have yet to synchronise my available time and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Attended here for a Christmas Carol Service on behalf of Lord Mayor's charity. 1000 years old and still attracting a full capacity congregation. Lots of history here, well worth visiting when you visit this ancient Roman city.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The building itself is magnificent - we went for choral communion & the service was beautifully accompanied by the choir. The serving of communion for 200+ was also rather better organised than in many churches.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Went to a Vespers service on Sunday afternoon. Full choir and it was magical. Lasted an hour and we then looked round the stunning cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I just love the Cathedral with all the wonderful carvings in wood and stone plus it always fills you with a great sense of history in a peaceful setting. The grounds are beautiful and when we were there in December there was a wonderful Christmas market in the Square which was magical with many interesting gifts to buy.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

From the time we got inside the Cathedral we were made to feel welcome. The supporting paperwork allowed us to explore on our own and the standard of the things to see is exceptional. This is a great visit for any age.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A really magnificent musical service. Organ quite something and choir outstanding. Dean came and spoke to individuals to welcome them afterwards.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

£11 to enter a place of worship - Christian hypocrisy at it's best... We decided to visit the Cathedral, which from the exterior is a beautiful building. However, on approaching the entrance, a group of 4 people would have to part with £44 to enter. This, in each of our opinions, was obscene.

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

The Cathedral entrance fees are £6.00 for an adult and £4.00 for a concession, we also run membership schemes which provide excellent value for local residents and for visitors who are interested in becoming 'friends' of the Cathedral. Next time you would like to visit please speak to one of our entry staff who will be able to give you... More 

Totnes, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Exeter Cathedral is absolutely stunning inside & out. Unfortunately there is a fee to get inside as there seems to be for many places of worship these days. Anyone with an interest in architecture, art or just beauty will not be disappointed. The vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows are particularly spectacular. Well worth a visit and the £6 entrance... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

You have to love cathedrals and, as you have to pay to get in, you need to have some time to explore.

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