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Exeter Guildhall

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Address: High St., Exeter, England
Phone Number: 01392-265500
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History in Motion

The heart of Exeter, where everything you see started at this very historical compilations of its people, their lives, their education and its connection with the Royal Family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Henry N
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The heart of Exeter, where everything you see started at this very historical compilations of its people, their lives, their education and its connection with the Royal Family. The visit had been educational and insiprational.

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Thank Henry N
Worthing, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While walking around Exeter town centre we just saw the huge doors open so walked in and realised what a lovely little place it was. It is one of the earliest municipal buildings in the country as it was first mentioned in 1160. However the present building is medieval. The main hall is still used as the City Council's chamber... More 

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Thank jeanblew
nsw
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24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Guildhall has a long varied history. Least of all this is where the First Fleeter convicts were sentenced and sent to Australia on the Charlotte. The man at reception was very helpful and knowledgeable. Opening times are limited but are placed at the front door or on the Web site. Anyone interested in history, particularly Australian history would benefit... More 

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Thank mollieNsw
Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Very interesting place to visit one not to miss,interesting things to look at,children would enjoy,lots to see

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Thank Valerie J
Exeter, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Arerican friend visiting and was blown away by the place and its history thankyou! Had a great time and she thoroughly enjoyed it

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Thank WallyWelling
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We popped in here as the exterior of the building looked so interesting, we wanted to have a look inside. There was a fundraising function taking place, so we couldn't have a thorough look round, but we managed to see the beautiful paintings and panelling. The Mayor of Exeter was there and a gentleman about to give a slide show,... More 

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Thank kittyginger
Bristol, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A small and historic guildhall with lots of fascinating history. The staff are more than happy to tell you about it. It's in the centre of town so easy to get to if you are staying there.

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Thank vrokastro
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Wonderful FREE visit. The Mace Sargent is willing to answer your questions and is very knowledgeable. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Sonja P
Walsall, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I've always wanted to visit this place during trips to Exeter. This was my last visit to Exeter as job finished so I wanted to make this happen. I was refused entry as I was drinking a covered hot chocolate so returned outside. When I finished it was too late to enter. Very very disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Does not take long to get around. Best to do on a tour when you can get all the History. We were lucky as we were alone the guard was able to come in and tell us some of the history.

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Thank mike b

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