Exeter Cathedral sits right at the heart of Exeter city centre and it’s not only one of the country’s finest places of worship but it’s also a fantastic example of Gothic architecture. Visitors to the city have been welcomed to the cathedral since medieval times and even today, it remains one of Devon’s most popular attractions. The cathedral plays host to uplifting choirs and rousing orchestras all year round, and it’s not uncommon to hear the sounds of younger singers raising their voices in song while you explore what started life as a Norman cathedral.
The original building was around two thirds the size of the one you see today, and if you look up once inside you’ll see the two foreboding towers that are all that remains from the Norman building. While your eyes are skyward have a look at the uninterrupted vaulted ceiling as it’s the longest of its kind in the world. There are regular tours of the roofspace to enable visitors to experience the architecture more closely, and if you join one on a clear day the views you'll experience will be unforgettable.
Summer’s days sees the cathedral green bustle with activity and the grass makes a welcoming spot to sit down and enjoy a picnic while you admire the medieval buildings that huddle around the cathedral. The cathedral usually opens every day, although visiting times can be changed occasionally to allow for services and events.