Red Coat Guided Tours

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1. Our tours

Red coat tours in Exeter

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 depart from the West Front of Exeter Cathedral, or from the Custom House (Quayside).  For more information call 01392 265203.


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.

Tours include:

  • Canal Trip
  • Cathedral to Quay
  • Cathedral Close & Bishop's Palace Garden
  • Churches, Cemeteries & The Catacomb
  • Georgian Exeter
  • Exeter Blitz
  • Exeter Old & New
  • Exeter's City Wall
  • Exeter's Historic Quayside
  • Forgotten Exeter & St Nicholas Priory
  • Forgotten Exeter & Tuckers Hall
  • Ghosts and Legends
  • Heart of Exeter & the Devon and Exeter Institution
  • Introducing Exeter
  • Medieval Exeter
  • Oddities & Curiosities
  • Red Coat Mystery Tour
  • Roman & Saxon Exeter
  • Spooks & Broomsticks Halloween Tour
  • Tudor Exeter

The 2018/19 tours and timings are available on our Red Coat Guided Tour Programme 18-19 Leaflet

Topsham Tours
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. For more information about the Topsham tours call 01392 875276.

Please note guided tours may be subject to cancellation without notice.