Special Tours

Lady Chapel and Bishop’s Palace Garden Tour

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

Tour Length: 90mins

Ticket Price: £10.00 + booking fee (includes admission)


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 + booking fee (includes admission)


Romanesque to Gothic: A Tale of Two Cathedrals

This outdoor tour looks at the exterior of the Cathedral and considers the successive phases of medieval building work from the twelfth century onwards, starting with a Norman Cathedral and culminating in the current decorated Gothic Cathedral. The tour discusses why some parts of the Norman structure were retained and what the influences were on the styles of the two cathedrals. What is unique about Exeter Cathedral, and how has its external appearance evolved over nine hundred years? To what extent would the structure we see today be recognisable to those who lived in previous centuries? ‘

Tour Length: 60mins

Ticket Price: Standard Admission + booking fee (includes admission)


 

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