The Association of West Country Tourist Guides


AGM and CPD Exeter 20 February 2016

After the AGM in Exeter on 20th February 2016, members enjoyed fascinating visits to Exeter Cathedral and Exeter’s Underground Passages.

Most of Exeter Cathedral was constructed between 1270 and 1342. However, the two towers date from an earlier Norman Cathedral, which was demolished to make way for the present building. These towers date from the early 12th century. The cathedral has the longest unbroken and unsupported Gothic vault in the world. Many animal associations – elephants, spiders, cats, mice (who remembers Hickory Dickory Dock?).

Exeter’s Underground Passages were built in the 14th & 15th centuries to bring a supply of fresh drinking water into the city. Exeter is the only city in the UK to have underground passages of this type. There is an audio visual display and interpretation centre to be explored before the tour of the Passages themselves.