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Exeter Guildhall

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

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Fascinating piece of history

I understood more about local government in days gone by simply looking around this fascinating beautiful building. Often it's doors are shut, so if you find them open don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Somerton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Dwarfed by the large shops that surround it we discovered the Guildhall. On entry it was hard to believe that you were in the middle of a bustling city street. With stunning stained glass, wood paneling and historic portraits this is the ideal place to escape from the shopping mayhem outside.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stunning spa and professional therapists and treatments. so glad its a new business and looking forward to coming hear regularly

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I understood more about local government in days gone by simply looking around this fascinating beautiful building. Often it's doors are shut, so if you find them open don't hesitate to enter.

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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The guildhall in Exeter is a fascinating glimpse into the history of the city and tradesman who helped finance the city from the medieval period through to more modern times. It only takes a couple of minutes to have a quick look round and if you visit as part of a red coat guided tour you will learn more of... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Guildhall itself is worth a visit if only for the open air food area which sells delicious food for all tastes. Some of the main stream shops are relocating but I believe that new traders will be moving in shortly. The pasty shop is definitely worth a visit. You can catch a bus to the guildhall and this is... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Guildhall is on Exeter High Street, and though extensively restored in the Victorian era is (arguably the oldest municipal building in England, it is still in use, generally though not always open to the public free and really rather beautiful... well worth a visit. it is used occasionally as a Magistrates Court, for City Council functions and available for... More 

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
59 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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