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“A wonderful oasis of calm and a beautiful Cathedral”
Review of Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral
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3-Day Highlights of Southwest England Small-Group Tour from London
Ranked #1 of 119 things to do in Exeter
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A wonderful oasis of calm and a beautiful Cathedral”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

I always love to visit Exeter cathedral it just has a lovely feeling to it and always seemed loved by the people using , working or visiting it.....I always remember as a child being told about the wall frieze of the lady with two left feet which always amused our school party no end! (if your hunting for her...right hand wall about half way down the naïve!) - The Cathedral is a wonderful oasis of calm and a lovely visit

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

The service was lovely the choir were excellent .the Cathedral has splendid architecture and amazing stained glass window
Just a shame there was so few people

Visited June 2013
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“Beautifull atraction in Exeter”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is the main atraction in Exeter. This is the most beautifull monument to visit in Exeter. The location is perfect, there's a garden around it and if The weather is good, you can just seat right in front and catch some sun... And I think that is big,considering that Exeter is a small city.

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Must visit place if you are in Exeter”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We were in Exter for two nights and felt we should visit this important cathedral. If you want to understnd all the features, you need to take the guided tour. We were lucky to get a good tour guide who knew all about the cathedral. The construction of the cathedral began in 1112. Then it was rebuilt and redecorated in different periods by different people. I found the cathedral as a functioning cathedral, not just a historical building. The front section of the building is under restoration. I also found they allow you to take photos without any restriction. One feature that captured my attention was the Exeter Astronomical clock inside the cathedral. It proibably has no religious significance, but important from a historical point of view. It was built in 1484. Later a hole at the bottom was made to allow the bishop's cat to get in and chase the mice. People believe the origin of the nursary rhyme " Hickory dickory dock, The mouse ran up the clock" is associated with this clock. Do not miss visiting this cathedral if you are in Exeter.

Visited May 2013
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Cheshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Great Cathedral”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Lovely place to visit, and very calm and relaxing. The green outside was nice to just sit and watch the world go by

Visited June 2013
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