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Exeter Cathedral, Exeter

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
With the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in England, an early set of misericords, and a historic clock dating back to 1484, Exeter Cathedral is one of the country’s finest religious structures. A well-preserved example of Gothic architecture, the building was completed around 1400, impressively featuring over 400 ceiling bosses, one of which depicts the murder of Thomas Becket. The minstrels’ gallery, dating to around 1360 and unique in English cathedrals, includes a front decorated with 12 carved and painted angels playing musical instruments. Join a guided tour to climb the North Tower, which offers sweeping views of the city center and beyond. End your visit at the cathedral’s cafe, featuring a stone ceiling and 18th-century stained-glass windows. A visit to Exeter Cathedral represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Exeter holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Any building of this size and complexity is a marvel, but compared to York Minster or Lincoln, not quite as much of a tourist atraction 
  • Beautiful cathedral and lots of interesting architecture. We did attend Evensong but, although there was a wonderful choir, we didnt really feel part of the service, which was a shame. We have been to...  read more »
  • Lovely and quiet and lots to see and read about, well worth a visit. You must by a Lego brick outside for £1! 
  • A a wonderful and deeply beautiful Church, but in my opinion Churches should be free entry to all those . Charging people £6 admission doesn't seem particularly Christian or welcoming. Often those who may need God most are not people who can afford to pay this.
  • Good place for picnic and chilling out with friends especially in the summer. The front part was undergoing renovations when I was there, but I would definitely go back again for a visit when it is completed.
  • Charming Cathedral - worth a visit.
  • Amazing building structure and history. Could be more open to general rather than religious community.
  • Lovely building that has alot more then just the impressive exterior to offer. Would highly recommend as something to do on a rainy day
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