Visiting Exeter Cathedral

Pilgrims and visitors have been making their way to Exeter Cathedral since medieval times and we are now one of the most-visited attractions in the West Country

Visitors are welcome to come and explore the Cathedral and enjoy some of its treasures and wonders, including the uninterrupted vaulted ceiling (the longest of its type in the world), the astronomical clock and the unusual Minstrels' Galley.

The Cathedral is normally open to visitors from 09.00 (last entry at 16.45) Monday - Saturday, and from 11.30 (last entry 15.30) on Sunday. There may be occasional restrictions on visitor hours when the Cathedral is usued for special services or events, so please contact us before making a special journey.


There is a charge to enter the Cathedral unless you are visiting us for prayer or to attend a service. This charge contributes to the huge cost (over £1.3 million a year) of maintaining this beautiful and historic building. 

We ask that groups book in advance, and offer discounted rates. Please contact us using the button below.      

Cathedral Admission       Combined ticket (Cathedral and North Tower)
Adults £6 £8
Seniors and Students    £4 £6
Children under 18
(within a family group)   
FREE £2.50*
Cathedral Card holders       FREE £2.50

Tower Tours are only available to children 8 years and over.

Accessibility and disabled visitors

The Cathedral (with the exception of the roof space), Shop and Serlo's (for food and drink) are accessible to disabled visitors.

Wheelchairs are available - please book these in advance.

Toilets - there are limited facilities for disabled visitors - please ask if you require more information

Dogs(on leads) are welcome to Cathedral Green. Only assistance dogs are permitted inside the Cathedral.

Photography is permitted for personal use. Commercial enquiries should be directed to the Visitors' Office using the button below