No visit to Exeter is complete without exploring Exeter Cathedral.
Pre-book your group’s visit to the Cathedral to receive discounted admission, tailored guided tours and excellent opportunities to enjoy delicious, locally-sourced food and drink from the Cathedral Café.
Planning your visit
- Guided tours (60 minutes)
Our knowledgeable guides will help you to discover the history of the Cathedral and the stories of the people who have lived and worshipped here over the centuries.
- Private evening tours (from 60 minutes)
If you’re looking for something really special we recommend booking an ‘after hours’ evening tour of the Cathedral. Extend your visit by attending Choral Evensong and hearing our famous choir, a short recital on the Cathedral organ or even some drinks and canapés. We can also include a private roof tour as part of your evening.
- Roof tours (60-90 minutes)
Your visit to Exeter Cathedral isn’t limited to the ground floor! Our guides can take you on a true behind-the-scenes tour of the upper levels of the Cathedral. Climb high above the Nave, walking the length of the famous ceiling. Visit the bellringing chamber and North tower before emerging onto the roof with its stunning views over the city.
- Tower Tours
No time for roof tour? Climb 175 steps to the top of the Cathedral’s North tower and enjoy unrivalled views of the city and surrounding countryside. The tour also includes a visit to the clock mechanism and the opportunity to see, in more detail, the history contained within the 900 year-old Norman tower.
- Library and Archive
The Cathedral’s Library and Archives was founded in the 11th century. All the experiences below include an introduction to our holdings and artefact-led discussion around your chosen theme. Feeling creative? Why not ask about our ‘making and doing’ programme that includes brass rubbing, clay gargoyles and creating your own ‘medieval manuscript’
- Brass Rubbing, Cream Tea and a Tour
Take a tour of the Cathedral then break for a delicious Devon Cream Tea (cream first, then jam!). After you’ve indulged you’ll have the chance to get inspired with a bruss rubbing session, where you’ll create a little piece of history to take home with you (£15 per person, groups up to 30)