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Exeter Cathedral

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Exeter Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful Cathedrals in England. Located in the centre of the city, there has been a Cathedral on the present site for nearly one thousand years.
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The Cloisters, Exeter EX1 1HS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

High vaulted stone ceilings (like Notre Dame) and wonderful stained glass windows... Choir was in fantastic voice over Easter weekend and choice of music glorious, well done D of M Noon!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We count on the cathedral for culture, events, gifts for visiting relatives, historic significance, and a great cup of tea. It has never let us down.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Walking through Exeter, its hard to miss the stunningly preserved Cathedral, right in the heart of the city. Well worth visiting, just to admire the building!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An above average attraction in a below average, increasingly violent city. Such a pity that the surrounds of this pile of stone are going downhill fast. The other architecture is typical of Swindon Milton Keynes and Crawley. Quite awful. And the murder rate is rocketing....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in the heart of Exeter the cathedral stands, Impressive building, not as large as some but an interesting building all the same, history can be found online, charge to visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To get the best from a visit here I recommend setting aside at least an hour. There’s so much to see, so much history, so much to fascinate. I also recommend the use of a guide, especially if your history is rusty. Be prepared to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cathedral set in the centre of Exeter with a large outside green. Well worth the admission charge. Guided tours are comprehensive so make sure you catch one of them.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PhilP1552
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful cathedral . Situated in the central area of Exeter. Beautiful surroundings..close to the centre. Only a 5 minute walk. Stunningly beautiful cathedral, particularly inside. The interior is amazing , beautiful stained glass windows. One of the greatest buildings of England. The cathedral...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A couple years we visits the Cathedral unfortunately it has scaffolding outside the cathedral, totally understand that work needs to be completed. However, today we visited again having paid £15.00 for 2 to visit the cathedral only to find that a large section of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do object to having to pay£7 to go into a place of worship . It seems to be the in thing now for cathedrals. I would have been more than happy to make a donation . I nearly didn’t go in but wanted to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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July 11, 2018|
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Response from davyb1944 | Reviewed this property |
You would certainly need to contact the cathedral to find out. If they cannot help you could - no doubt - provide something suitable yourself and hand it in previously for the celebrant to consecrate
November 29, 2016|
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Response from Eric_the_Bish | Reviewed this property |
No need to book, but turn up early for a seat! Search online for "Exeter Cathedral midnight mass".
November 7, 2015|
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Response from Sam G | Property representative |
In 2014 we were able to seat everyone who wished to attend the service. Based on last year's experience you shouldn't need to worrying about arriving before 4pm. This year we are also celebrating a late communion service at... More