Special Tours

Exeter Cathedral Roof Tour

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).

To ensure our visitors are safe we have limited the ticket capacity for each tour.

Tour Length: 90 minutes

Ticket Price: Adult £12.50 + booking fee (includes admission to the Cathedral)

Stones and Bones: The Cathedral Precinct Tour

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. As this tour is outside, please be sure to check the weather and bring waterproofs and an umbrella if necessary!

Tour Length: 90mins

Ticket Price: £10.00 available to purchase on arrival (includes admission) 

This tour will be taking place on:

Tuesday 21 June 2022 – 11:30am

Tuesday 28 June – 11:30am

Secret Space Tour

Explore a secret space within the Cathedral’s walls that’s rarely open to the public. Learn about the people who lived and worked there, and catch a glimpse of their daily lives. Find out more about the mysterious ‘witch marks’ and discover some of Exeter’s Wiccan history.

Tour Length: 30 minutes

Tickets will be available to purchase upon arrival. 

Adult Tickets: £7.50 

Child Tickets: £2.50

This tour will be taking place on:

Thursday 16 June – 10:00am

Thursday 23 June – 10:00am

Thursday 30 June – 10:00am 

Romanesque to Gothic: A Tale of Two Cathedrals

Take a closer look at Exeter Cathedral’s exterior and learn about its successive phases of building work, starting with a Norman Cathedral and culminating in the decorated Gothic Cathedral we can see today. Learn how its appearance has evolved over 900 years and discover the unique features of this architectural masterpiece. 

Tour Length: 60 mins

This tour is included in the Cathedral’s standard admission price

This tour will be taking place on: 

Thursday 9 June – 11:30am

Saturday 11 June – 11:30am

Thursday 16 June – 11:30am

Saturday 18 June – 11:30am

Thursday 23 June – 11:30am

Saturday 25 June – 11:30am