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St Nicholas Priory

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Another Hidden gem

This Priory was included in a walk, but outside only I went back on a Sunday afternoon when it is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jenny i
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St Austell, United Kingdom
My favourite building in Exeter

Tiny but fascinating, with wonderful details such as the gorgeous crypt. Was lucky enough to attend... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2019
MWDevon
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3 weeks ago
“Another Hidden gem”
Jan 22, 2019
“My favourite building in Exeter”
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11th century venue for cultural and creative excellence in the 21st century. Performance venue, historic building. @nixpriory
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Off Fore Street | Mint Lane, Exeter EX4 3BL, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Priory was included in a walk, but outside only I went back on a Sunday afternoon when it is open to the public. Free to get in a guide showed us around all two us so off the beaten track you will not be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

Tiny but fascinating, with wonderful details such as the gorgeous crypt. Was lucky enough to attend an excellent talk by Ben, who has extensively researched the history of the building and its guardians.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MWDevon
Reviewed December 22, 2018

Don't miss this gem, the oldest building in Exeter. Restored rooms shout out their stories, the guides bring it all to life.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BeatriceH561
nixpriory, Manager at St Nicholas Priory, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Glad you had such a good time at the priory. Happy New Year!

Reviewed December 13, 2018

It's always nice to see observe old ruins of an historic building fairly we preserved in the very heart of the City. Not a huge amount to see so you need to use your imagination. Easily accessible.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Barry S
Reviewed November 25, 2018

What a fantastic place, loads to see and do. Recommend having a guided trip as very interesting and informative. Absolutely loved the place.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LHJ62
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Only open on Sunday afternoons when its free to enter its a remarkable and unspoilt small medieval building tucked away off the main street down a narrow and nondescript alley. There is no parking in the area. The good news is that you can (in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DAVIDV747
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We went along on a Sunday afternoon and one of the Exeter Historical Buildings Trust stewards gave us a free tour over about half an hour and answered lots of questions. This place is really interesting and has had many uses in its time (monastery,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank rutwe
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

The building had structural problems, now sorted and has changed from council ownership to a charitable group which owns other property in the area. Now open one Sunday a month for free, the rest of the time you have to pay to go in to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank LovelyDevon
nixpriory, Manager at St Nicholas Priory, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Exeter Historic Buildings Trust have taken over the priory in September 2018. We are open every Sunday from 1-4pm, admission free. Booked tours available bookings@nicholaspriory.com. We are a performance venue and run a varied programme of lectures, plays, concerts and much more.

Reviewed April 29, 2018

I found out, earlier this month, that it had finally opened but only on a Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm. When I walked in, I found I was the only visitor, though I still got offered a guided tour. I was told there is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ste141
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Just entering the Priory undercroft is jaw dropping but then you move into Tudor life. There is even a display of ancient medical stuff. Magical

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank drdrad
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