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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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  • This has to be the most colourful cathedral in England. I don’ t think that I have seen so much colour in any other church building in England.  more »
  • We were deeply impressed by the cathedral, the beautiful vault and also the subtleties and trifles are well explained by the booklet included in the entrance fee. In addition to the cathedral in Salisbury, attractions in Cornwall and Devon respectively.
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  • Stunningly beautiful cathedral, particularly inside. One of the greatest buildings of England. The cathedral has the longest medieval roof in Europe. It is probably the best example if Decorated architecture in the world. There is a great music tradition with a very fine choir, so Evensong is a must. The organ is also particularly fine. Nice cafe too. There are lots of concerts and events. The library hold some if the oldest books in the country. Of course it is also a place if great peace and spirituality too. The Cathedral is set in its close that is lined with historic buildings some if which are now cafes and restaurants. In the summer, the "beach", the grassed close us a great place to sit and watch the world go by.
  • Absolutely beautiful, breathtaking in every way. The history with in it and also on the out side of the cathedral is astonishing. This truly is the remarkable side to Exeter, its pure beauty. There are all tours that happen, which are always interesting. Highly recommend, especially if you are in to your history. Next door there is a cafe where you can get a nice cup of coffee or tea after or before you have a look around, there is also a gift shop inside where you can buy some souvenirs. Very nice place, highly recommend.
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