Exeter Cathedral

The Cloisters, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS

Tel: 01392 285983

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Step inside Exeter Cathedral and discover one thousand years of wonder. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of one of Europe’s most magnificent cathedrals and find endless opportunities to explore its amazing architecture, clandestine corners and hidden histories.

Choose one of our entertaining guided tours, wander peacefully at your own pace, or join one of our family-friendly activities. You’ll find a vibrant calendar of world-class events, performances, exhibitions and inclusive services to suit all tastes. If you need to relax and recharge, we serve artisan refreshments too. But, for a truly unique experience, why not make a special appointment to see some of the rare and ancient treasures held in our Library & Archive?

The Ten Fifty outdoor café can be found on the West Front of the Cathedral. It is open for locally produced hot and cold drinks and light snacks from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and 11:30am-4pm on Sundays.

How to find us: https://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/plan-your-visit/how-to-find-us/

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (including ground floor tour)£7.50 per ticket
Child under 18 free if accompanied by adultFree
Students & Senior Citizens (including ground floor tour)£6.00 per ticket

Visiting for prayer and reflection: FREE
Visiting for worship: FREE
Visiting Cathedral Shop: FREE
Resident’s Card holders (available for EX1-EX4): FREE



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    Road Directions

    By Road – Exeter is easily accessible via the M5, A30 and A38.

    Public Transport Directions

    By Train – Exeter Central Station is the closest, just a few minutes’ walk away.



    • Gift Shop


    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Ramp/Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


    • On-Site café/restaurant - The Cathedral Café is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am until 4pm. Closed Sundays.
    • Picnic Site - On Cathedral Green

    Establishment Features

    • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
    • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - French, Germann and Italian.
    • Toilets

    Key Features

    • Approx length of visit - 01:00
    • In town/city centre
    • Indoor Attraction
    • Max group size - 100
    • Min group size - 10
    • No Smoking Attraction

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (charge) - use local city car parks

    Payment Methods

    • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
    • Delta accepted
    • JCB accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Solo accepted
    • Special group rates - If pre-booked. Group leaders admitted free.
    • Visa accepted

    Printed Material in Foreign Languages

    • Chinese printed material
    • Dutch printed material
    • French printed material
    • German printed material
    • Italian printed material
    • Japanese printed material
    • Polish printed material
    • Russian printed material
    • Spanish printed material

    Specialist Features

    • Marketed towards children
    • Marketed towards families
    • Marketed towards senior citizens

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
    • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Outside guides are permitted to guide in the Cathedral but only by prior arrangement with the Visitors Officer.

    Opening Times

    Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
    Monday - Saturday09:00 - 17:00*
    Sunday11:30 - 16:00*

    * There are times when the Cathedral closes for special services or other events, sometimes at short notice.
    Sundays open from 11.30am
    • Expert guided tours, trails and activities all within the admission price
    • Pay once and return as many times as you like within 12 months (with GiftAid)

    Please check with the Visitors Office 01392 285983 before making a special journey.

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


    • Devon TourismDevon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp Devon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2017
    • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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