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Exeter Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful Cathedrals in England. Located in the centre of the city, there has been a Cathedral on the present site for nearly one thousand years. The imposing towers of today’s Cathedral date from the early 12th century. They form the majority of what remains of the Norman Cathedral which was replaced from 1270 -1340 by the beautiful Gothic building we see today with its famous West Front and elegant Nave. It is a rich resource of art, craft, symbolism and architectural detail. The Cathedral is, as it always has been, the jewel in the heritage crown of the county of Devon, as well as the seat of the Bishop and the Mother Church of the Diocese.

The building itself is a remarkable feat of engineering, design and craftsmanship. It has the longest stretch of unbroken Gothic vaulting in the world, stunning stained glass windows and an intricately carved image screen on the West Front.

In 2016 we began a project to build a replica of the Cathedral from 300,000 LEGO® bricks. Find out more about the Big LEGO Build.

Pilgrims and visitors have been making their way to Exeter Cathedral since medieval times and we now look forward to welcoming you during your visit to Devon.


Monday to Saturday 09.00-17.00
Sunday 11.30-17.00

Cathedral Shop

Monday to Saturday 10.00-16.00
Sunday 11.30-16.00

Cathedral Café

Monday to Saturday 09.30-16.00

Big LEGO® Build

Monday to Friday10.00-16.00
Saturday 10.00-15.30
Sunday 12.30 to 15.30

Changes to these times are listed on the Cathedral website.


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Exeter is easily accessible via the M5, A30 and A38.  Please use Park & Ride locations on the approaches to the city OR find a car park via the Exeter City Council website.

Please note: there is no visitor parking at the Cathedral.

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Exeter Cathedral
1 The Cloisters
Exeter EX1 1HS

01392 285983

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