Special Tours

Please note: all tours have been suspended until further notice due to coronavirus restrictions.

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Roof Tours
Lady Chapel and Bishop’s Palace Garden Tours
Stones and Bones Tours
Bell Ringers Roof Tours
Library Tours

 

Roof Tours

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.

Tour Length: 90mins

Tickets

Ticket Prices:
£14 per Adult (includes admission)
£10 per Child (includes admission)


Lady Chapel and Bishop’s Palace Garden Tours

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.

Tour Length: 90mins

Tickets

Ticket Price:
£14 per person (includes admission)


Stones and Bones: The Cathedral Precinct Tours

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

Tickets

Ticket Price:
£14 per person (includes admission)


Bell Ringers Roof Tours

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.

Tour Length: 105mins

Tickets

Ticket Price:
£20 per Adult (includes admission)
£14 per Child (includes admission)


Library Tours

A tour that focuses on the evolution of a Cathedral library with a thousand year history. Starting in the Cathedral you are taken on a journey of discovery, seeing the library’s various homes throughout the centuries, before joining the Librarian in the reading room for a closer look at some of the treasures/highlights of the collection.

Tickets

Tour Length: 90mins

Ticket Price:
£14 per Adult (includes admission)

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