Operating throughout the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, our free guided walking tours are the perfect way to explore Exeter. No booking is required, simply choose a tour, meet your Red Coat Guide and spend 90 minutes discovering Exeter. Tours begin outside the Royal Clarence Hotel in Cathedral Yard, or from the Custom House (Quayside).
Regrettably, dogs (except Guide dogs) are not permitted on the tours and children must be accompanied by an adult. The tours may contain steps, slopes and steep or rough ground, however the Red Coat Guides will do all they can to make tours accessible to all so please speak to your guide before the tour about the suitability for your individual needs.
Cathedral to Quay
Cathedral Close & Bishop's Palace Garden
Churches, Cemeteries & The Catacomb
Exeter Old & New
Exeter's City Wall
Exeter's Historic Quayside
Forgotten Exeter & 21 The Mint
Forgotten Exeter & Tuckers Hall
Ghosts and Legends
Heart of Exeter
Murder and Mayhem
Red Coat Mystery Tour
The Woollen Cloth Trade
More information on the tours and their timings can be found on our Red Coat Guided Tour Programme 16-17 Leaflet.
Free informative walking tours of Topsham with Topsham Society Guides are also available. Tours of this historic estuary town take place on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons at 2pm May - September. No booking necessary. Meet by the notice board at Holman Way car park. Group bookings call 01392 875276.
Please note guided tours may be subject to cancellation without notice.