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Exeter Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful Cathedrals in England.

Located in the centre of the city, there has been a Cathedral on the present site for nearly one thousand years. The imposing towers of today’s Cathedral date from the early 12th century. They form the majority of what remains of the Norman Cathedral which was replaced from 1270 -1340 by the beautiful Gothic building we see today with its famous West Front and elegant Nave. It is a rich resource of art, craft, symbolism and architectural detail. The Cathedral is, as it always has been, the jewel in the heritage crown of the county of Devon, as well as the seat of the Bishop and the Mother Church of the Diocese.

The building itself is a remarkable feat of engineering, design and craftsmanship. It has the longest stretch of unbroken Gothic vaulting in the world, stunning stained glass windows and an intricately carved image screen on the West Front.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to pay to go into Exeter Cathedral?

Exeter Cathedral receives no regular funding from the Church of England or UK Government so visitors are asked to pay a modest admission fee.
Adults £7.50, Seniors & Students £6, Children under 18 (within a family group) Free, Exeter residents (postcodes EX1-EX4) Free with residents card. There is no charge to worship or pray in Exeter Cathedral

When is Exeter Cathedral open?

Exeter Cathedral, Cathedral Shop & Ten Fifty Outdoor Cafe are open 9am to 5pm Mon-Sat and 11.30am to 4pm on Sunday

Is Exeter Cathedral dog friendly?

No dogs are not permitted in Exeter Cathedral

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