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 cafe is open for locally produced hot and cold drinks and light snacks.

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. 

      By Bus: We are a short walk away from Exeter Bus Station and coach drop-off point



      • Gift Shop


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


      • On-Site café/restaurant - Ten Fifty Low Carbon Café
      • Picnic Site - On Cathedral Green

      Establishment Features

      • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
      • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - French, German 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 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
      Monday - Friday09:30 - 16:30*
      Saturday09:00 - 16:30*
      Sunday11:30 - 15:00*

      * Opening times are subject to change. Please check our website for the latest information.

      12-month free pass for UK taxpayers who Gift Aid their entry fee

      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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