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Exeter Guildhall

Address: High St., Exeter, England
Phone Number: 01392-265500
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Ranked #31 of 110 things to do in Exeter
Type: Architectural buildings, Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural buildings, Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
52 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A lot of empty shops and very drab. Quite depressing. The toilets are filthy and the hand washing facilities useless. Not as good as Drakes Circus or Atlantic Village.

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Colyford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I see from some of the reviews that some people think they are in the Guildhall when they are in fact in the very dreary 1970's shopping mall. The Guildhall is actually a very small very old building which is accessed from the High Street and is the oldest working (I.E. still in use) Guildhall in the country. Your main... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Absolutely beautiful Cathedral but the male staff need some training in "people" skills and their attitude to the visitors.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The guildhall does come alive over the xmas period. Especially with the world food markets and it can be an oasis of calm compared to the high street which can be manic and hectic at the best of times. The little arcades hide some lovely shops which are usually independent and so have some real gems and bargains. I just... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
31 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

the guildhall shopping centre looks tired now and the shops are all high street shops would be nice to see independent retailers

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

there are many many shops here and to be fair quite a nice atmopshere to really come and enjoy ur time if ur coming in there is car park right next to it prepare for crowds this time of year near xmas

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Bristol
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188 reviews 188 reviews
48 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

An excellent gem in the centre of Exeter. Historic, stunning and beautiful. Good information provided and the guide was good too

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

With all the proposed changes going on so close to Christmas, it's not very inviting to see so many shops closed. Whilst I understand the work has to be done, surely Christmas Trade should take priority.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Looking at the reviews I think two places have been confused. Firstly there is a medieval Guildhall which is in excellent condition and well worth a visit. You can see the beautiful arch ceiling and carved chairs of the old Guild court where the Lord Major still sits to this day. The Guildhall is also the name of the shopping... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Guildhall is a very average shopping mall. The usual shops - Argos, Wilkinsons. Sainsbury's, Primark - you could be anywhere in the country. If you look up from the outside at the original buildings they are beautiful, but most people don't look up. It's a pity these places have not been preserved for historical interest instead of becoming shops which... More 

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