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Exeter Cathedral, Exeter

#1 of 139 in Historic Sites in Devon
Historical Tour · Architectural Building
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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  • A beautiful building set on Cathedral Green in the heart of Exeter. Surrounded by history and well worth a visit.  more »
  • A beautiful building, helpful and welcoming staff, and amazing choral singing when we visited a service. A really uplifting place to go.  more »
  • Just the most beautiful of Cathedrals. So much history under one roof. You cam choose to wander around taking in its sheer magnificence or take a very informative guided tour. The roof top tour is a must. Staff are friendly and helpful and there are regular activities for the kids to enjoy and still learn. Exeter is my home and the Cathedral has always been my favourite place to visit. My daughter loves it and always wants to pop in whenever we are in town.
  • Great history story about the seawar but I can't see why they are not trying to preserve it ! It because it's losing its beauty now it's at its peak with surviving many battalion's at least respect, her. all am saying is a coat of clear solution cheap as chips £7.50 a visit it won't hurt the coffers x please visit before its flattened to make way for a train x great xx
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