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St Nicholas Priory is excited to welcome you to our new guided tours! Come and join us to soak up the history of Exeter’s oldest building and this quiet corner of the city.

These tours provide an opportunity to explore the inside and outside of St Nicholas Priory and the local precinct. You will also learn about the history of the building and the surrounding archaeology. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, St Nicholas Priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years and is the oldest building in Exeter. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.

Tours will be available at 11am on

4th March  – Ravens and Restoration

11th March  – Precinct Tour

25th March  – Ravens and Restoration

15th April – Precinct Tour

13th May, 27th May tbc


Where will the tours start from?
Your tour guide will meet you at St Nicholas Priory at your designated time.

St Nicholas Priory is on Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.
The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street, which is a five-minute walk. Parking at Smythen Street and Harlequin Shopping Centre is also available.  Exeter Central railway station is a ten-minute walk. The bus station is a 15-minute walk with many buses stopping on the High Street, which is ten minutes away.


Visitors are required to walk/stand for the duration of the tour. Unfortunately, the tours are not wheelchair-accessible.

Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities

If you have any questions or concerns about the tours please email admin@nicholaspriory.com


May 13 2022


11:00 - 12:00



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St Nicholas Priory
Mint Lane, Off Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BL
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