Exeter Cathedral

Location Details


21a Cathedral Yard

Opening Times:

Sunday  07:30 - 18:30
Monday  09:30 - 18:30
Tuesday  09:30 - 18:30
Wednesday  09:30 - 18:30
Thursday  09:30 - 18:30
Friday  09:30 - 18:30
Saturday  09:00 - 17:00
Guided tours of the cathedral take place from March to October.

Exeter Cathedral is an imposing structure of beauty and antiquity in the heart of the city. This majestic cathedral is over 850 years old and is one of the finest examples of Decorated Gothic work in England today.

The two towers of the Norman Cathedral, built in the 12th century are still there, whilst inside visitors will marvel at the longest uninterrupted stretch of decorated Gothic vaulting in the world. 

Virtually all of the Cathedral is accessible by wheelchair. Ramps are available to gain access to the Quire and to the Visitors Centre. The Chapter House and Refectory are accessible from the site of the Cloisters.

Guide dogs for the blind and 'hearing' dogs are admitted (but no other dogs).

Please note that we do have an excellent T - Loop system in place for the Deaf - please turn your hearing aids to T to cut out all the background noise when you are listening to speech over the microphone. The induction loop is in addition to the Cathedral's excellent sound system.

A 'Touch and Hearing' centre with a wooden model of the Cathedral and a raised ground plan is available, along with a 15 minute taped commentary.

A 1½ hour audio self guided tour is available from the enquiry desk. This may be used by two people at the same time.

A Cathedral Guide is also available in Braille, on loan from the enquiry desk.


Access Symbols Explained:

  • Facilities for partially sighted or blind people We provide facilities for people who are visually impaired. For example: Braille formats, large print, audio tapes etc.
  • Assistance dogs welcome Assistance dogs are welcome in our premises.
  • Assisted wheelchair access Wheelchair access into our premises is possible with assistance.
  • Non assisted wheelchair access Full, non-assisted, wheelchair access into our premises is possible.
  • Facilities for the mobility impaired We provide facilities for people with a mobility impairment. For example: A seating area, hand rails etc.
  • Customer toilet facilities We provide customer toilets.
  • Accessible toilets We have fully accessible toilets installed at our premises.
  • Facilities for hard of hearing people We offer facilities for hard of hearing people.
  • Induction loop available An induction loop has been installed to benefit our hard of hearing customers.
  • Staff assistance available Our staff have been trained to offer excellent service levels, please ask if you have any particular requirements.
  • Automatic doors present Our premises are fitted with automatic doors to ease entry.
  • Parent with pushchair access Our premises are accessible to parents with a pushchair or pram.
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