|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£7.50 per ticket|
|Child under 18 free if accompanied by adult||Free|
|Students & Senior Citizens||£6.00 per ticket|
For group prices please visit Exeter Cathedral's website.
There is a charge to enter the Cathedral unless you are visiting us for prayer or to attend a service. This charge contributes to the huge cost (over £1.3 million a year) of maintaining this beautiful and historic building.
Exeter Cathedral is a testament to the creativity, skill and devotion of those who built it. Dating back 900 years, it is one of England's most beautiful medieval cathedrals and one of the finest examples of decorated Gothic architecture in this country. It is most famous for its two Norman towers, impressive west front carvings and the longest unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world. Of note are the Minstrels' Gallery, the 15 Century Astronomical Clock, a complete set of Misercords and the highly decorated tombs, bosses and corbels. The library contains the famous 'Exeter Book' of Anglo-Saxon verse, the Exon Domesday and many other historical documents.
Visitor facilities include a well-stocked shop and onsite café, serving a range of light lunches, afternoon teas and light snacks.
The Cathedral prides itself on its choral tradition which dates back nearly 900 years. At 17.30 on most weekdays the Cathedral Choir sing Evensong. The service is free to attend, lasts 45 minutes, and everyone is welcome to attend.
The Cathedral receives no funding from the government or the Diocese of Exeter. An admission fee is payable by visitors, which contributes to the £1.3million annual operating cost.
PLEASE NOTE : There is never a charge to pray or attend a service in the Cathedral and all are welcome. Details of service times can be found on the link
Reasons to Visit :
Exeter’s #1 attraction (as reviewed on TripAdvisor)
900 years of history in one of England’s most beautiful Cathedrals
Expert guided tours, trails and activities all within the admission price
Pay once and return as many times as you like within 12 months (with GiftAid)
Looking for somewhere to enjoy a cup of tea or a light lunch? Why not try our Cathedral Café?
Our excellent cafe has opening times from 9.30am - 4pm Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays) and offers excellent value for money and a warm welcome in an ancient setting. (Please note the cafe is closed over the Easter weekend)
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good506
- Scott AWalsall, United KingdomTrip type:CouplesBeautiful architectureWednesday, 22nd March 2017Wonderful Cathedral, sadly wanted to go on a tour with a guide but day we chose was the Dean's quiet day so no tours running, we weren't informed of this best to check.. Audio guide was good if a... Read full review
- moses_karibuChipping Campden, United KingdomTrip type:CouplesGreetingWednesday, 22nd March 2017This is God's house. We were greeted with, ' its £7.50 entrance fee' . We paid (£5 for seniors) and were give a ticket and a leaflet. Beautiful building. Clearly laid out for a concert. Read full review
- Christa_Joy26Newbury, United KingdomTrip type:CouplesIncredible Cathedral- audio guide is excellentTuesday, 21st March 2017We've been meaning to visit Exeter Cathedral for years and finally got around to it recently. We're so glad we went! The Cathedral is absolutely beautiful. You get an audio guide included in the... Read full review
- Gift Shop
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Outside guides are permitted to guide in the Cathedral but only by prior arrangement with the Visitors Officer.
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- No Smoking Attraction
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge) - use local city car parks
- On-Site café/restaurant - The Cathedral Café is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am until 4pm. Closed Sundays.
- Picnic Site - On Cathedral Green
- Accepts Exeter Pound
- Approx length of visit - 01:00
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Booking essential
- Delta accepted
- JCB accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Max group size - 100
- Min group size - 10
- Solo accepted
- Special group rates - If pre-booked. Group leaders admitted free.
- Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
- Visa accepted
- Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - French, Germann and Italian.
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
- French spoken
- German spoken
- Italian spoken
Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Chinese printed material
- Czech printed material
- Danish printed material
- Dutch printed material
- French printed material
- German printed material
- Hungarian printed material
- Italian printed material
- Japanese printed material
- Polish printed material
- Portuguese printed material
- Russian printed material
- Spanish printed material
- Swedish printed material
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is M5.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Exeter Central.
- Devon Tourism Devon's Top Attractions Quality Stamp 2017
|Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* There are times when the Cathedral closes for special services or other events, sometimes at short notice.
Sundays open from 11.30am
• Expert guided tours, trails and activities all within the admission price
• Pay once and return as many times as you like within 12 months (with GiftAid)
Please check with the Visitors Office 01392 285983 before making a special journey.