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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

The Cathedral is a truly magnificent building which miraculously managed to escape the worst ravages inflicted on the City by the Luftwaffe. Marvellous stone carvings on the exterior and warm and welcoming in the interior.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barry S
Reviewed yesterday

We have been to the Carol Concert for many years and it signals the start of Christmas for us. There is just the right balance of reverence and humour with amazing music from very talented young people (and some not so young). A very special...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Full of astounding stories and history over the centuries of ancient England. You cannot fail to feel the spiritual and social impact of the life of the Cathedral upon our current social climate. Take time to tour this monumental structure and ponder your own destiny...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 53Geoff
Reviewed 3 days ago

well worth a visit - what a stunning cathedral! we've been a few times with our daughter and it's always magical. incredible architecture, well looked after and if you're lucky you might catch a concert!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank manugross11
Reviewed 5 days ago

This truely is a spectacle to be seen. The Christmas market was on when I visited and it was lit up beautifully.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ltaylor1969
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful Cathedral situated in the centre of a Exeter. Gothic Cathedral with guided tours, You’ll have to pay to enter but the fee is waived if you are attending a service, I’ve been a regular visitor for many years so upset to see there was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I don’t understand why a cathedral insists on a charge for visiting. It should be optional donations.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PennyA_11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A wonderful cathedral with vaulted ceilings, impressive rood screen, stained glass windows and altar. Exemplifies the Best of British. A national gem

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank martins251
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

1000 + people enjoyed a fabulous start to the festival season with the cathedral choirs on 8 Dec, including both boys and girls. Director of music hugely welcoming. Music gorgeous, so enjoyable on so many levels. And the cathedral itself is majestic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 757mariannec
Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed the carol service . The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed . This is important as I can't sing ! In spite of one boiler going down it was warm .

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
29 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".
7 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