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Exeter Cathedral, Exeter
(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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  • Stunning place and beatuful area with lots of lovely places to eat and seconds from the high street to shop. 
  • As I had to be in town early on the 11th November, Dad and I took advantage of attending this service, choir fantastic, poems beautifully read, service was fantastic. I would recommend any opportunity...  more »
  • Only took a brief stroll through the center of this cathedral. The shops with patios had many patrons sitting in front, looked very scenic & inviting. I'll will find my way back soon 
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  • Great cathedral, but I totally agree with those who have criticised the admission price. No one should feel forced to pay to enter a church or cathedral - a voluntary charge would feel a lot better. I often wonder what Jesus would have said....
  • "EXETER CATHEDRAL"......'The Frontage' of this large building, constructed to worship 'The Creator' of all we see, is a 'Momument' for all to see and gaze in wonderment at the hundreds of hours that it took to complete.......... After dark photography is even more challenging than daylight, but with a keen eye for detail and knowledge of how 'the light falls' on such buildings, then you can achieve 'brilliant results', using a 'stable platform', 'steady tripod' for shake freeeeeeezeeeeee frame photographs.......You have to pay to enter the inside of "EXETER CATHEDRAL" and when you do......................?
  • 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.
  • Amazing building both outside and in! The green is lovely to sit outside on in the Summer!
  • 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.