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Exeter Cathedral, Exeter

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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. Put Exeter Cathedral and other Exeter attractions into our Exeter online visit planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Lovely setting in the City centre, so much to wonder at inside..also has some good concerts through out the year.  more »
  • Taking one of the guided tours starting from outside the Cathedral but then leaving for other areas of Exeter, we had only the opportunity to see and learn some of the outside of the Cathedral. It is ...  more »
  • The Cathedral is a landmark of the city and extremely beautiful. The visitor should be aware anytime you want to make the visit because it near timetables of performing religious ceremonies is not allowed entry.
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  • I found the staff helpful. Told me I need not pay the entrance fee if I just wanted to say my short prayers. Respect begets respect.
  • Quite an impressive cathedral. If you go there and participate in a service you won't get charged for admission. Especially the evensong is nice because you get to enjoy the historic organ as well as a choir - experiencing the acoustic of the cathedral is quite nice.
  • Stunningly beautiful building. We were there to see the wonderful, mega talanted Wildwood Kin, but it is worth a vist just on its own merits.
  • Doesn't come much better than Exeter Cathedral. Great setting, free admission, memorial to John Graves Simcoe. Great condition. Coffee room and souvenir shop.
  • A wonderful building. The audio tour brings this place to life in a way that information boards never can.

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Quayside lodging provides access to restaurants and pubs with a hip, urban vibe. Exeter's city center is dotted with both boutique hotels and hotel chains that are near shopping and museums. Consider a B&B near the Exeter Cathedral for a peaceful and scenic stay close to the city's main architectural attraction.
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