Exeter Red Coat Guided Tours

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Operating throughout the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, these 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 ABode Exeter (Royal Clarence Hotel) in Cathedral Yard, or from the Quay House Visitor Centre.


All tours are 90 minutes long, except Exeter's City Wall and Canal Trip which last 2 hours and Introducing Exeter which lasts 1 hour.

Tours available

  • Medieval Exeter
  • Cathedral to Quay
  • Exeter Old & New
  • Forgotten Exeter & 21 The Mint
  • Georgian Exeter
  • Tudor Exeter
  • Introducing Exeter
  • Ghosts & Legends
  • Canal Trip
  • Churches, Cemeteries & the Catacomb
  • Cathedral Close & Bishop's Palace Garden
  • Murder & Mayhem
  • The Woollen Cloth Trade
  • Exeter's Historic Quayside
  • Heart of Exeter
  • Exeter's City Wall

All tours are on foot. Please note guided tours may be subject to cancellation without notice. Regrettably, dogs (except Guide dogs) are not permitted on the tours. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please be aware that 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. The most easily accessible tours are Introducing Exeter and Exeter Old & New.

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