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Address: 1 The Cloisters | Exeter, Devon, Exeter EX1 1HS, England
Phone Number: +44 1392 285983
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Exeter Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful Cathedrals in...

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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Englands quaintest cathedral

As cathedrals go, you'd be forgiven for thinking this looked more like a chapel. But its origins go back a few hundred years and it is very pretty. Bigger on the inside then it... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

As cathedrals go, you'd be forgiven for thinking this looked more like a chapel. But its origins go back a few hundred years and it is very pretty. Bigger on the inside then it first appears the cathedral is very pretty and certainly worth a trip inside. Outside it is in one of the most idyllic settings you can imagine.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very beautiful cathedral. We visited during the Sunday mass, architecture together with the music was impressive. It's worth a visit

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing cathedral with over 900 years of history (& wonderful acoustics if you get a chance to attend a concert here). The architecture is wonderful. And right in the city centre but so tranquil inside & out. Well worth a visit.

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Exeter Cathedral is absolutely gorgeous. It is definitely worth the cost of visiting. If you're lucky, you'll arrive during a free concert, as we did. How wonderful to hear the voices of talented youth choirs echoing in this amazing place. Be sure to watch the short video (in one of the first small chapels) as it provides an excellent introduction... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying in Exmouth and thought we should visit Exeter to see the famous Cathedral. We had a pleasant journey on the bus, and found the Cathedral. We had been forewarned that it, like many other places of worship, charges an “admission fee” but were prepared to pay it as the upkeep must be enormous. However, we did not... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A few hours very well spent. If you can go about lunchtime. They often have concerts going on. We went and listened to an hour of beautiful choral choirs singing. The Cathedral is itself a beautiful and interesting place. Don't rush but take in the history and if possible a guided tour. It is set in beautiful grounds and after... More 

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Winchester, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cathedral set in a green, shops surround the close with tea rooms and bars with outside tables to drink in the views and atmosphere. Have a nice cream tea and enjoy the scenery.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't go in but the building is beautiful. It was nice and relaxing sitting in the grounds. The building is very ornate.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cathedral charges an entry fee to help maintain its upkeep and although it may sound crazy we had a Travelzoo deal of two annual passes, hot drinks and 10% discount in the cathedral shop. Those living in postcode districts EX1-EX4 can apply for a free residences pass. It is beautiful palce to visit, there a guided tours and plenty... More 

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a great place to visit for the day. Very historic and fascinating to see the culture develop over so many years!

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