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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
+44 1392 285983
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent attentive welcome during the week-day when I visited to view and meet staff. I continue to be amazed at the building and it's decorations. Surprised to see the nave full of tables for a fund-raising evening meal. just under 500 expected. I heard that...More

Thank tomjowett54
Reviewed 3 days ago

This cathedral is definitely worth the visit, although you do have to pay to get in to view it, although I think you are allowed in free if you wish to pray, but do check this out first, in case I’m wrong. The ceiling architecture...More

Thank Lucylemonpip
Reviewed 3 days ago

Exeter Cathedral lays just off the main high street in Exeter city. A great place to relax around in the summer months and good to adventure the history of the building and the surroundings.

Thank paulsymonds
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this beautiful cathedral yesterday. It is certainly one of the great cathedrals of England. We enjoyed a leisurely hour here and is not to be missed if visiting the city. Also worth a look are the surroundings of the cathedral ....the school....the green in...More

Thank 734runnerbrady
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Impressive from both outside and inside. Inside visit is highly recommended, you will not regret. A small fee is required.

Thank PeterMichalcik
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Exeter Cathedral is a brilliant place to explore for a couple of hours. It has a great history and is beautifully maintained. If you're staying in Exeter, the Cathedral is a must-see. I'm not a religious person, but I adored my trip here.

Thank Brianna D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Found right behind the main shopping street in it's own little oasis, a very beautiful building in honey coloured stone. My only negative was the entry price, why not a voluntary contribution? It is a place of worship not a business.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful building with a fascinating history. Before our visit, we picked up a brochure from Tourist Information with a 2 for 1 entrance voucher which saved us £7.50 in entry fees and 10% in the cathedral cafe and shop. Visitors who gift aid their...More

Thank Ladybird1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful building and beautifully set in the city well worth a visit and we were looked after very well at the cafe

Thank colin a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cathederal is set in a lovely square with lots of space around. Just off the main street from all the main shopping precent. They charge a recommended donations of about £4 if I recall. The church is a lovely building dated back to 1100s...More

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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