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Exeter Guildhall, Exeter

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The Guildhall has served as the center piece of Exeter's civic life for more than 800 years and has now opened its large oak doors for Weddings and Civil Partnerships.

One of the oldest buildings in Exeter, the Guildhall is not only a structure of outstanding architectural interest, but remains a busy working building, still used regularly for a variety of civic functions

Many of the dramatic events of Exeter 's history were played out here. Since the Middle Ages Kings have been received and entertained here. In the 15th Century men and women were confined overnight in the hall before facing execution the next day on a scaffold outside. Here the Tudor Chamber met to take action against rebellious armies outside the city walls, and determined the city's course as it rose to commercial prosperity; men and women had been sentenced to the gallows or deported from here; Lord Mayors have been elected; Members of Parliament have been chosen; Honorary Aldermen were appointed… now you too can make history.

The Guildhall is also available for private booking and tours.
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  • Loads of shops with all the regulars plus lots of unusual ones too . Plenty of little cafes and generally good vibe  more »
  • Not easy to find ( doesn't have a number in the High Street ?). A hidden little treasure and it's free to enter.  more »
  • It would be easy to miss the Guildhall as you walk up the High Street which would be a pity as this really is a hidden gem. It is a fine building and is still used for public events. It only takes a f...  more »

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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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