Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm
01392 271611

 Exeter Old & New 

 Exeter Old & New 


Learn about Exeter’s history from pre-Roman times to the present day. Visit the 11th century Castle Gatehouse – probably Britain’s oldest Norman building – and Northernhay Gardens, the first public gardens in the country.

Discover one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in England with Exeter’s Red Coat Guides. These FREE guided walking tours operate daily throughout the year, offering a wide range from which to choose. Meet your Red Coat Guide at the starting point and discover historic Exeter for yourself.

Tours will only go ahead with a minimum of two people and may be subject to cancellation without notice. Our walking tours depart from the Hooker Statue on Cathedral Green (apart from the Historic Quayside tour) and last approximately 90 minutes, unless otherwise stated. All tours start promptly at the time advertised. Only assistance dogs are permitted on tours, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you wish to make a group booking please contact *

Face coverings are not mandatory but strongly recommended *

A social distance of 2 metres is recommended *

Do not attend a tour if you are feeling unwell *

Tours will only enter sites or properties that are Covid secure. *

Out of consideration for the guides and others on the tour, you must not attend if you have symptoms or have recently been exposed to Covid-19. If neither of those apply to you then we would strongly encourage you to take a lateral flow test before joining a tour, and only attend if the test is negative

Enquiries: Custom House Visitor Centre, The Quay Exeter EX2 4AN T:01392 271611 Email:

Ticket Prices: Free

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  • Date(s)

    Tue 1st Nov 2022 until Fri 31st Mar 2023

    Thursday 2.00 pm & Saturday 11.00am

  • Location

    Hooker Statue on Cathedral Green
  • Age Range

    Suitable all ages, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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