Special Tours 2020

Exeter Cathedral, The Cloisters, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1HS

Tel: 01392 285983

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Special Tours 2020


Discover the tours Exeter Cathedral has to offer. From the Rooftop tour, to the Stones and Bones tour! This is a unique opportunity to see the Cathedral in a complete new light. Only £20 per adult and £14 per child, including admission to the Cathedral - make sure to read terms and conditions to the tours before you book.


Roof Tours - 90 minutes

This fascinating behind-the-scenes tour takes you into the roof void high above the Nave, into the south tower, the Lead Room and the Ringing Chamber and then through the spaces in the north tower. If weather permits we extend the tour onto the North Tower to enjoy some of the best views of Exeter (and beyond). Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Terms and Conditions for this tour before booking.

Lady Chapel and Bishop’s Palace Garden Tours - 90 minutes

This historical tour offers a journey through time starting at the earliest days of the building of the Medieval Gothic Cathedral, looking around the Lady Chapel from the inside AND out, hearing a tale of political murder and ending up in the private gardens of the Bishop of Exeter. Its histories range from Roman times to yesterday, and as the tour develops, you’ll not only unlock the secrets of the palace, but find out about the history and makeup of all of Exeter.

Stones and Bones: The Cathedral Precinct Tours - 90 minutes

Delving into the history of the Green we explore the fascinating surrounds of the Cathedral as you have never imagined them, tracing its history from Roman times to the present day. Discover Exeter’s cemetery (you may be surprised!) and find out about the buildings of the Close as well as the construction of both the Norman and the Gothic Cathedrals.

Bell Ringers Roof Tour - 105 minutes

This is a very special tour which takes you into the roof void high above the Nave, through the spaces in the North Tower and onto the roof to enjoy the best views of Exeter (and beyond). The tour finishes with a very rare opportunity to spend time with members of the Cathedral Society of Ringers who will be in action in the South Tower. Please ensure that you have downloaded and read the Terms and Conditions for this tour before booking.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£20.00 per person per day
Child£14.00 per person per day

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



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    Road Directions

    Nearest major road is M5.

    Public Transport Directions

    Nearest station is Exeter Central.



    • 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
    • No Smoking Attraction

    Languages spoken

    • French spoken
    • German spoken
    • Italian spoken

    Parking & Transport

    • Parking (charge) - use local city car parks

    Payment Methods

    • Accepts Exeter Pound
    • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
    • Booking essential
    • Delta accepted
    • JCB accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Min group size - 10
    • Solo accepted
    • Special group rates - If pre-booked. Group leaders admitted free.
    • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Printed Material in Foreign Languages

    • Chinese printed material
    • Czech printed material
    • Danish printed material
    • Dutch printed material
    • French printed material
    • German printed material
    • Hungarian printed material
    • Italian printed material
    • Japanese printed material
    • Polish printed material
    • Portuguese printed material
    • Russian printed material
    • Spanish printed material
    • Swedish 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

    Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
    Friday09:00 - 17:00*

    * Some tours only take place during certain times in the year.

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

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