Red Coat Guided Tours
Discover one of the oldest cities in England with Exeter's Red Coat Guides
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 the 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 Exeter's Canal & Boat Trip which last 2 hours, Introducing Exeter which lasts 1 hour and the Custom House tour, which lasts 30 minutes.
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.
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.
Awards & recommendations