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Exeter Cathedral is a beautiful and historic building located in the heart of the city and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England.

The cathedral has a long and fascinating history dating back to the 11th century. It was founded in 1050 by Leofric, the Bishop of Crediton, and the first stone was laid by his wife, Lady Godiva. The cathedral was completed in 1133 and has undergone several renovations and additions over the centuries.

Today, Exeter Cathedral is a popular attraction and is open to the public year-round. Visitors can explore the cathedral's stunning interior, including the beautiful stained glass windows, the seriously ornate ceiling, and the medieval misericords (carved wooden seats). Guided tours are available, and there are also events and activities held at the cathedral throughout the year.

To visit Exeter Cathedral, you can simply walk in during opening hours. The cathedral is open Monday to Saturday from 9:00am to 5.00pm and on Sundays from 11:30pm to 4:00pm. It is closed on some public holidays, so it is best to check the cathedral's website or call ahead to confirm opening times before visiting.

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Open hours today: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Monday

    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Thursday

    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Friday

    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Saturday

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Sunday

    11:30 am - 3:00 pm

  • June 23, 2024 5:46 am local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

Additional visitor information

For further details regarding our opening times and admission, please visit our website.

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