Thanks for visiting. You find us enjoying an early Autumn break in Exeter in sunny Devon.
The Cathedral was started in 1114 and enlarged in a Decorated Gothic style between 1270 and 1350 and is totally spectacular.
As you go towards the main entrance, the outside is covered by rows of statues, the lower ones quite eroded. It is very impressive.
Statue of Richard Hooker, considered by some as the father of Anglicanism
Inside, the vaulted ceiling is the longest continuous medieval stone vault in the world at 96m. The vaults are locked into place by colourful round stones called bosses and as there are 400 of them, they make the Cathedral look quite different to others.
There's a 14th century Minstrel's Gallery.
An astronomical clock which dates from 1484. There's a hole cut in the door below the clock so the Bishop's cat could chase after rats and mice.
The Great East Window contains 14th century glass.
The wood carving is beautiful in the Choir. The back row of the choir stalls contain 49 medical tip-up seats called misericords carved in the 13th century are the oldest set in England.
While we were visiting there was an exhibition of threadwork panels.
Various tombs can be seen.
Although one of the chapels sustained a direct hit during the war, it was rebuilt in the original style.
A beautiful place.