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Exeter Cathedral

1 The Cloisters | Exeter, Devon, Exeter EX1 1HS, England
01392 285983
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Ranked #5 of 44 attractions in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Majestic architecture...historically rich....very peaceful.... a bit expensive entry fee. But certainly a must see!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Exeter Cathedral is large and impressive. However, there is a £6 entrance fee which I believe is too expensive. To be honest, I don't really agree with churches etc. charging an admission fee - I much prefer to be able to donate whilst in attendance. You normally buy something from their gift shops or tea rooms so they would still... More

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Devon UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The tour takes you up the 170+ steps of the north tour, stopping off on the way to see the details of the Norman part of the cathedral. Once on the roof of the tower the guide takes you around each side showing you points of interest on the cathedral itself, the surrounding area and further afield. You get to... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

But it is very expensive to get in! It's a shame that the price is so high that local residents can't afford to look around it.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is very nice and steeped in 1000 years of history. It's fascinating seeing such an old building still in use as a working Cathedral. There are plenty of stories to be told which we found out about via an audio tour for an extra £1.50. I'm not a fan of audio tours and would much prefare an actual... More

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St. Louis, MO
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful time in this cathedral in central Exeter. Lots of history. WWII, Church history, Wonderful stained glass.

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Athens
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Exeter is a beautiful town with nice walks by the river (don't forget to buy something at the shops and enjoy a coffee at the Italian café while watching the ducks and swans!) with wonderful gardens at the Exeter University and of course a lot of shops to buy all sort of things (and great sales during July!!). After all... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful cathedral, would love to come back again for another visit, very historic sight, worth a visit

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Staines, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a really nice to visit, if it's hot you can cool down, whilst looking at the fantastic architecture and carvings.

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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The cathedral itself is beautiful, from the front frieze to the imposing vaulted ceiling of the nave, not forgetting the astronomical clock. If you enjoy looking at recumbent statues and imagine the history of the people represented by them (ok, or investigating their actual history!), this is a place to go. But my absolute favourite thing was the 17th century... More

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