Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Exeter

Exeter is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Exeter one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Exeter is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Exeter or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Exeter. Explore the historical monuments of Exeter with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Exeter guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Exeter page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Exeter with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Powderham Castle

    #1 of 12 Historical Places in Exeter
    Powderham Castle

    Tags: Outdoors, Castle

    Address: Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon

    Timings: 11:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Situated on a formerly marshy and flat ground on the west bank of the River Exe estuary, Powderham Castle is the home to the Earl and Countess of Devon. Closed for private and hired events f...Read more

  2. Exeter Castle

    #2 of 12 Historical Places in Exeter
    Exeter Castle

    Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site, Nature

    Address: Castle St, Exeter, Devon EX4 3PU, United Kingdom

    Timings: 07:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    The Castle of Exeter is located at the highest point of the city. Due to the reddish colour of the volcanic rock on which it stood, it came to be known as Rougemont Castle locally. Richard III visited...Read more

  3. Exeter Catacombs

    #3 of 12 Historical Places in Exeter
    Exeter Catacombs

    Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Cemetery

    Address: St Bartholomew's Cemetery, Exeter, England

    Hidden under the city wall, the catacombs were meant to accommodate 1,400 coffins in every vault on each side of a central and a long passage. The coffins were made to slide into a brick lined vault w...Read more

  4. Poltimore House

    #4 of 12 Historical Places in Exeter
    Poltimore House

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Poltimore House, Poltimore, Exeter, Devon EX4 0AU

    Poltimore House is of utmost importance to Exeter and Devon, historically and architecturally. It was an extremely beautiful place in 1900 and there have been various attempts to restore it to it...Read more

  5. Church Of St Thomas The Apostle

    #5 of 12 Historical Places in Exeter
    Church Of St Thomas The Apostle

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Cowick Street, Exeter, England

    The Gervase Exe Bridge had a church at the St Thomas end, similar to St Edmund's Church at the opposite end. However, flowing river on this side often flooded the church situated on the bridge and eve...Read more

  6. St Catherine's Chapel And Almshouses

    #6 of 12 Historical Places in Exeter
    St Catherine's Chapel And Almshouses

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Ancient Ruin, Cathedral

    Address: Catherine Street, Exeter, England

    The well known chapel and almshouses were founded by Canon John Stevens DD, (Doctor of Physick), in 1457, to initially house thirteen poor men. A surviving petition has brought light upon the fact tha...Read more

  7. Exeter Cathedral

    #7 of 12 Historical Places in Exeter
    Exeter Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Exeter Cathedral 1 the Cloisters Exeter

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The present building of Exeter Cathedral was complete in 1400. Since then, it has survived a lot of atrocities, especially during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Back in the 1940s, the Cathedral a...Read more

  8. Underground Passages

    #8 of 12 Historical Places in Exeter
    Underground Passages

    Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Monument

    Address: 2 Paris Street, Exeter EX1 1GA, England

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    As old as the14th century, these medieval passages are situated under Exeter High Street. These passages are known to be a unique ancient monument. In the whole of Britain, no similar system of passag...Read more

  9. Haldon Belvedere

    #9 of 12 Historical Places in Exeter
    Haldon Belvedere

    Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle), Higher Ashton, near Dunchideock, Exeter, Devon EX6 7QY

    Timings: 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details

    Haldon Belvedere was known as Lawrence Castle originally. It was built on a high ridge above Haldon House after this estate came into the possession of Sir Robert Palk post his return as the Governor ...Read more

  10. Killerton House

    #10 of 12 Historical Places in Exeter
    Killerton House

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Paulise de Bush collection, on display in period rooms is not the only reason to visit Killerton House. Apart from the possession of these 18th-20th century costumes, Killerton house boasts of an enri...Read more

  11. Exeter Guildhall

    #11 of 12 Historical Places in Exeter
    Exeter Guildhall

    Tags: Historical Site, Market, Heritage Building, Hall

    Address: High St, City Centre, Exeter, Devon EX4 3EB, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:30 am - 04:00 pm Details

    After the Cathedral, Exeter’s Guildhall is second in line to have witnessed the most historic events as a building in the city. Being the civic centre of Exeter currently, the Guildhall has take...Read more

  12. St Pancras Church

    #12 of 12 Historical Places in Exeter
    St Pancras Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AT, United Kingdom, Guildhall Shopping Centre EX4, United Kingdom

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    A humble church located in the Centre of the Guildhall, and in what was historically known as British Quarter. In the midst of all commercial activities, you would find this haven of peace and tranqui...Read more

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