Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon
Exeter , Devon
Tel: 44 1392 285 983
Concierge.com's insider take:
The center of a cobbled square lined with bars, cafés, and shops is quite the cosmopolitan place for a 12th-century cathedral. Originally built of pale local stone in the Norman style, it was rebuilt beginning in 1270 in the highly decorated Gothic manner you see today (though the reconstruction kept the original square towers intact). The cathedral was badly damaged by bombing during the World War II, but repairs uncovered more of the original Norman building as well as parts of the Roman city.