Lady Chapel and Bishop’s Palace Garden Tour

Wednesday 5th September 2018 - Wednesday 28th November 2018

A grand canvas filled with small treasures, brimming with interesting things in interesting places. The Bishop’s Palace garden offers beautiful scenery that feels away and cut off from the city life of Exeter – animals can be heard with greater frequency than the hubbub of near traffic, and with the rising green wall of trees one would hardly know that one was in the city at all. It sits as an idyllic space, befitting its grand history.

This is a new historical tour (duration c. 90 minutes) including views of the exteriors of the Bishop’s Palace and the Lady Chapel which can only be seen from the private gardens of the Bishop (not normally open to the public).

A journey through time starting from the earliest days of the building of the Medieval Gothic Cathedral, looking around the Lady Chapel from inside AND out, hearing a tale of political murder and ending up in the private gardens of the Bishop of Exeter. It is not a tour that is limited to the enclosed space of the palace, but instead features many tales that relate to the history and makeup of all of Exeter. Its histories range from Roman times to yesterday, and it is the niche stories (some literal) with their little, niggling intrigues that become the true spectacle of this wonder-ensconced palace garden.

Tour Dates

Wednesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st October 2018
Wednesdays 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November 2018.

All tours start at 11.00 from the Cathedral’s welcome desk

Please check the ‘book now’ link below for latest availability

Ticket information

£14 Adults, £12 Seniors and Students, £6 Children 6-18


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