Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours

C/O Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets, Dix's Field, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1GF

Tel: 01392 265203

Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours

About

The City's FREE award winning Red Coat Guided Tours are provided by Exeter City Council and are the perfect way to explore Exeter, one of the oldest cities of England.  Run by experienced qualified volunteer guides a variety of tours are available, each one focusing on a different aspect of Exeter's history and culture.

Discover the city's sites of interest and hidden treasures. All tours are on foot so please wear suitable footwear. No dogs (except guide dogs) are allowed on tours. Children must be accompanied. 

Tours commence from the main West Front of the Cathedral (some tours from the Quay) each day of the year except Christmas Day and 1 January. See the website for the full tour programme and starting points, or download the programme below.

Red Coat Guided Tour Programme 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Full details of the tour schedule are also posted on notice boards located outside the Cathedral, Custom House Visitor Centre on the Quayside, as well as outside Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets office, located next to the Princesshay car park entrance. You can also pick-up a leaflet at both visitor centres on your arrival or one can be posted to you.

Until further notice access to the Bishops Palace Garden on the Cathedral Close and Bishops Palace Garden tour on a Wednesday afternoon is prohibited. As an alternative the tour will finish at the Devon & Exeter Institution. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, for further information please call 01392 265203

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultFree
Adult Group£2.45 per ticket
ChildFree
Child Group£1.46 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Directions

Road Directions

Guided tours start from Cathedral Green or the Historic Quayside.

Public Transport Directions

Exeter is easily reached by bus or train. Nearest train station is Exeter Central, or catch a bus to Exeter Bus Station or Exeter High Street. All Park & Ride services will drop you within a short walk of the Cathedral Yard.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - 1hr 30 minutes
  • In town/city centre
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 10
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (charge) - Please park in city centre car parks.

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Booking essential - Booking essential for groups
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

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

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Need to pre-book.

Opening Times

Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Tours not available Christmas Day & Boxing Day

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