B. Cathedral Quarter, Exeter

B. Cathedral Quarter, Exeter

Exeter Cathedral

One of England's great buildings, Exeter Cathedral has 'the longest uninterrupted gothic vaulting in the world and is one of the finest examples of architecture anywhere'. (Exeter Cathedral website)


Exeter Cathedral Roof Tour and Tower Tour

Take a roof tour and enjoy spectacular views over Exeter and Devon.


The Exeter Book

Whilst you're at Exeter Cathedral, learn more about The Exeter Book. 'The Exeter Book is an anthology of poetry in Old English, written down around 970 CE, and is one of only four surviving major poetic manuscripts in that vernacular. Since it is the largest and probably the oldest of them, and since its contents are not found in any other manuscript, it can claim to be the foundation volume of English literature and one of the world's principal cultural artefacts.' (Exeter Cathedral information board)


Exeter Cathedral Close and Green

Exeter Cathedral Close is a wonderful place. Lined with cafes and restaurants, it's a top place to relax and take in the views.


Exeter Cathedral Roman Baths

Note that there are Roman baths under Exeter Cathedral Close. Whilst you can't see them, it's worth discovering more of Exeter's Roman past by visiting Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) or by following the Exeter City Wall Trail.


Exeter Cathedral Close Special Events

Plenty of special events take place in Exeter Cathedral Close during the course of the year. The Christmas Market is a highlight.



In addition to cafes and restaurants, shops line Exeter Cathedral Close. There's also a great shop on Exeter Cathedral.



Try Tea on The Green and the Cathedral Cafe.


Pubs and bars

We'd recommend the Ship Inn.



Cote Brasserie and Pizza Express look out across Exeter Cathedral Close to Exeter Cathedral.

Lloyd's Kitchen is located where Exeter Cathedral Close runs into Princesshay.


Exeter Red Coat Guided Tour

There's a lot to discover in Exeter Cathedral and Exeter Cathedral Close. Join an Exeter Red Coat Guided Tour to ensure you get the most from your visit.