At the heart of Exeter lies the magnificent Cathedral, which is known for its captivating history and beautiful architecture. The building was founded in 1050 and is the #1 attraction in Exeter in the city. The architecture is just breath taking, and enthralling too, with a story behind every tile and brick laid.
If you have not yet visited and you are a local to Exeter, you will be happy to know that if you have an EX1 to EX4 postcode, you can receive an unlimited free pass for a year! This allows you to visit this incredible landmark, right on your doorstep, free of charge. The Cathedral’s public guided tours (included in all admission, including those free passes for residents) are a brilliant activity, especially if you love history and are fascinated by architecture. If you are looking for a real treat, the Cathedral offers a spectacular rooftop tour, where visitors can walk to the top of the building and embrace the beautiful views over Exeter.
The Cathedral is perfect for a day out and if the sun is shining, the relaxing garden is a great place to enjoy a cream tea from the Cathedral’s own café.
The Cathedral’s work is partly funded by generous donations from the public and its latest fundraising campaign is a 300,000 piece LEGO model of the iconic landmark, which has been slowly growing for over two years. The model is incredibly intricate and with every LEGO brick laid, you are donating £1 to the Cathedral, helping to keep it open to the public and funding the conservation of this historic site. Carefully conserving and restoring this ancient place requires a significant programme of ongoing major works, carried out where possible by a team of skilled local stonemasons under the guidance of Clerk of Works, Chris Sampson. Traditional techniques and original materials are also used wherever possible to keep this historic building preserved.
If you would like to learn more about the Cathedral, or would like to visit, head to their website for more information >> www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk