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St. Nicholas Priory

The Mint | Fore Street, (walk down an alleyway opposite the zebra crossing next to the pub), Exeter, England
01392-265858
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Ranked #22 of 47 Attractions in Exeter
Traveler Description: St Nicholas Priory Experience Tudor life first hand in the heart of the City at St Nicholas Priory. Originally part of a medieval priory, the... more »
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Exeter
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The oldest roofed building in Exeter and a good insight into the Tudor and medieval periods. The family activities are particularly fun so check ahead as many of them are free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited this attraction with friends at easter. We were surprised to find such a wide range of activities on offer, and even the adults got to dress up in Tudor costume! It's beautifully presented and well worth a visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
64 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Very interesting. The painted wood panels were gorgeous (if not authentic), and all rooms had been restored very tastefully. The volunteer was lovely, helpful and knowledgeable.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nearly missed this, signage not great. Knowledgeable staff, happy to talk you round the property. Good video explaining history of Priory. Worth a visit.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Had a few hours to spend in Exeter and in my wanderings in the lanes behind Fore Street found this little gem. So few people there I had a guide all to myself. It is a wonderful historic remnant of Exeter dating back to the Medieval times.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is one of the Guardian's top 6 family museums in Britain & once inside this Tudor house you can see why- it's amazing. The attention to detail is fantastic from pewter spoons & Tudor food to bed hangings it all seems authentically recreated. The painting on the panelling in the parlour is vivid and a tad garish which I... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This priory was so hard to find and when finally finding the ruins it was so ugly and depressing I couldn't believe my ears when somebody told me you had to pay to go into this tiny lame attraction!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This ancient building, hidden away just off Fore Street yet near the city centre, is well worth a visit. It is but a small remnant of the original building but has been restored fabulously to re-created a Tudor kitchen, living quarters, etc. Well worth a visit.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This place is really tucked away down a little alley but well worth a visit. We ended up there because the museum was shut on the day we went (Monday). Cost us £10 for a family ticket but was well worth it. Interesting history and good fun with VIctorian clothes for adults and kids to dress up in and plenty... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

St Nicholas Priory isn't the easiest place to find if you're not familiar with Exeter, being tucked away on a narrow path (not much more than an alleyway, really) which runs beside a pub on Fore Street. It's well worth tracking down, however: it's a glorious building - one of the oldest in Exeter - and has been fascinatingly restored... More

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