Red Coat Guided Tours

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1. Our tours

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 & 21 The Mint
Forgotten Exeter & Tuckers Hall
Ghosts and Legends
Halloween Tour
Introducing Exeter
Medieval Exeter
Murder and Mayhem
Red Coat Mystery Tour
The Woollen Cloth Trade

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.