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Exeter Cathedral

1 The Cloisters | Exeter, Devon, Exeter EX1 1HS, England
+44 1392 285983
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Ranked #3 of 37 Attractions in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Exeter Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful Cathedrals in England. Located in the...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is beautiful. We visited it with some residents who lit prayer candles for their families. A Cathedral Minister came to talk to us & make sure we were ok. He has arranged to meet us next week when we bring some other residents to see the Cathedral. Thank You, we found the true meaning of Christmas & a... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to be able to attend an evening Christmas carol service earlier this week. The cathedral was absolutely full and fantastic atmosphere and venue for the service. We'll definitely return to see more of the cathedral.

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We attended a Christmas carol service at the Cathedral. It was amazing we joined in with some of the carols. The Cathedral is well worth a visit beautiful and very big. It's nice just to sit quietly and take it all in. It is near the main town as well.

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Cambridgeshire
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Wanted to light a candle for a loved one. Although they charge to get in when they knew we wanted to light a candle they waived entry fee. Beautiful Cathedral.

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

Thank you for posting a review. Thank you also for taking time to let our entrance staff know of your wish to light a candle for a loved one, this enabled them to deal with your request appropriately. Wishing you a happy Christmas. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I'm not religious at all, but this place is worth a visit just to appreciate the architecture alone, amazing place, we went when the local school kids were singing caroles, very touching, great value for money too a ticket gives you a 12 months pass

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

If you Gift Aid your entry fee you are entitled to 12 months free entry in to the Cathedral, which we also think provides excellent value. Thank you so much for your kind review and for highlighting the benefits of Gift Aid. More 

Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Beautiful cathedral. there is quite a lot to see. The roof is very great, there are also a lot of things to read, or just sit down, look at the roof and relax.

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

Thank you so much for your review and mentioning the wonderful roof and ceiling. The Cathedral has the longest stretch of unbroken Gothic vaulting in the world! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Go to a service to get the best feeling for the church, we went to Sunday morning service, it really bought the meaning of Christmas home

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

Thank you for such a lovely review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Christmas shopping Exeter, excitement, hustle and bustle, carols, decorations, lights, happy people in festive mood.....really lovely, also take an hour or two and head for the Gem that is Exeter Cathedral. £6 to get in and that goes to support the cathedral and its staff and volunteers and it is just beautiful. All the grandeur and splendour of a cathedral... More 

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review. If you are in Exeter again in the next few months please consider becoming a Friend of the Cathedral as it has so many benefits. Just ask someone on the entrance desk for further details. Merry Christmas. More 

S.W. UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have visited Exeter many times over the years for pleasure, and also worked in the city for a year or so - in my opinion it's a wonderful city. I am now retired, but my first visits to the Cathedral was as a child, with lots of happy memories. I have returned many times viewing the interior of this... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to post a review. We monitor reviews regularly and ensure that the Dean is aware of feedback. Keeping this magnificent place open requires a small body of staff and a large, dedicated body of more than 400 volunteers, who are involved in every aspect of the Cathedral’s life and fabric. However, the Cathedral costs over... More 

Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We attended the 10.00am service and enjoyed it very much. Beautiful building with many interesting parts. A bonus was coming out to the Christmas market which was being held outside.

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

Thank you for your review, it sounds like you had a very special Sunday. Happy Christmas. More 

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