Visit Exeter Cathedral - One of the most beautiful Cathedrals in England
One of Exeter's most popular and well-known 'Places to See' is St Peters Cathedral. People travel from all over the world to see this impressive building that's been dominating the city's skyline for hundreds of years.
The Cathedral, that has been towering over the close and providing the city with an iconic leading tourist attraction, was built 1114 Norman times and its
present form was finished around 1375. The two magnificent towers are the main survivors of the original construction.
You are greeted once inside the cathedral by the longest unbroken Gothic vault ceiling in the world with its splendid sculptured bosses. One of these bosses from 1350 shows the murder of Thomas a` Becket. Amongst the many notable features within the Exeter Cathedral are the Minstrel's Gallery of twelve angels playing musical instruments and the Bishops Throne both dating back to around 1315. Other highlights include an astronomical clock - reputed as the inspiration for the classic nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock, and fifty Misericords - these are the earliest complete set in the UK and can be seen in the choir's stalls.
The Cathedral is a working Anglican church and seat of the Bishop of Exeter, the Ordinary for the Diocese of Exeter. It has a programme of daily worship and hosts a range of special events throughout the year. keep a check on the what's on calendar to see if an Exeter Cathedral event has been added.
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