Exeter's Underground Passages

“The only place in Britain you can explore this kind of system of passages” - VisitEngland Assessor


Exeter, Devon

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Dating from the 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument. No similar system of passages can be explored by the public anywhere else in Britain. The passages were built to house the pipes that brought fresh water to the city. Visitors to the Underground Interpretation Centre pass through an exhibition and video presentation before their guided tour. The centre is packed with interactive exhibits but the passages remain the same: narrow, dark and exciting.

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Exeter's Underground Passages
2 Paris Street, EXETER, Devon, EX1 1GA
Phone : 01392 665887

About The area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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