Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours

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Exeter's Red Coat Guided Tours

About

Exeter's Red Coat Guided Tours will recommence on Monday 19th October. Booking in advance is now essential, please book your space here. These popular tours have been awarded with the 'Good to Go' accreditation.

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. Tours run daily, except 25 & 26 December.

Discover the city's sites of interest and hidden treasures. All tours are on foot so please wear suitable footwear. No dogs (except assistance dogs) are allowed on tours. Children under 16 must be accompanied. 

Meet your Red Coat Guide at the starting point and discover historic Exeter for yourself. Tours depart from the Hooker Statue on Cathedral Green and last approximately 60 minutes. All tours start promptly at the time advertised.

Tours will only go ahead with a minimum of two people on the tour and may be subject to cancellation without notice.

All tours must be booked in advance, and by 4pm of the day before, please visit the Corn Exchange website to book your place.

Tour descriptions 

Cathedral to Quay: A walk from the Cathedral via Southernhay and alongside the impressive City wall, finishing at the historic quayside. 

Exeter Old & New: Exeter’s history from pre-Roman times to the present. 

Forgotten Exeter: Be intrigued by hidden corners and curios of the city, long since gone from memory.

Georgian Exeter: How Exeter’s transformation came about, from industrial hub into an elegant Georgian city. 

Medieval Exeter: How Exeter became one of the wealthiest cities, and see some of the surviving medieval buildings, including the Medieval Bridge.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdultFree
Adult Group£5.00 per ticket
ChildFree
Child Group£2.50 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
  • 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
  • Min group size - 10
  • 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

Cathedral to Quay (19 Oct 2020 - 29 Mar 2021)
DayTimes
Monday11:00 - 12:00
Tuesday - ThursdayClosed
Friday11:00 - 12:00
Saturday - SundayClosed
Bank Holiday11:00 - 12:00
Georgian Exeter (20 Oct 2020 - 30 Mar 2021)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday11:00 - 12:00
Wednesday - SundayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed
Ghosts and Legends (20 Oct 2020 - 30 Mar 2021)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday19:00 - 20:00
Wednesday - SundayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed
Medieval Exeter (21 Oct 2020 - 31 Mar 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday11:00 - 12:00
Thursday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday11:00 - 12:00
Bank HolidayClosed
Exeter Old and New (25 Oct 2020 - 28 Mar 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday11:00 - 12:00
Bank HolidayClosed
Forgotten Exeter (29 Oct 2020 - 25 Mar 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday11:00 - 12:00
Friday - SundayClosed
Bank HolidayClosed

* Tours not available Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day (except the Mystery Tour)

Awards

  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Regional and MiscellaneousThe Queen's Award for Voluntary Service The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2020

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