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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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Exeter is an ancient city been Roman Isca a 1000 years before the cathedral was built .This is an early example of cathedral building in the centre of the city surrounded by old buildings associated with the cathedral

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johnpZ4299KQ
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth taking time out to visit this wonderful place. I wish I had more time to spend wandering around this tranquil establishment. If I ever return to Exeter I will allocate a few hours to visit this place

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Willbur_10
Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely cathedral located just off the main shopping street. Beautiful architecture on the outside., although when you get up close the figures on the outside of the building are quite weathered and the detail is starting to disappear. Did not go inside as the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MrsCWR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited when it was a donation entry so not sure how much it is normally. Absolutely lovely cathedral, one of the nicest I have been in in this country, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eeyorelover
Reviewed 1 week ago

No entrance fee just donation. able to wander at our own pace to see everything. very impressive building with a wonderful ceiling

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathleen Mary J
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place with lots of history. We were told there was an admission price but when we got there it was just a donation. You must find out about the clock history!! (won’t spoil it by telling you now)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Oldie642016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth visiting and well worth doing a tour. There's so much to learn about and see. The windows are stunning. If you want to hear the choir go to Evensong. It's free. It's a beautiful building.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank janrenee w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to visit for Sightseeing. If Music is your thing,wonderful acustics. Many Choirs perform in this awesome building and the sound is wonderful. The only drawback is the Choir or Orchestra may not always be visible. Depends totally on where you are seated.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank patriciacowey36
Reviewed 1 week ago

Why charge a fee to enter the house of God! Would have happily put the entrance fee of £7.50 in a box plus a lot more but find the entrance fee offensive!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Wallywelling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well worth a visit and we were lucky enough to hear the organ including the massive bass pipes located along the west wall of the south transept.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jannerbloke
11 July 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
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MissBennett36
30 November 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".
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Stum17
8 November 2015|
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Response from Laurence B | 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
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