Medieval Building sights in Exeter
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The earliest parts of the Guildhall date from 1330, making it the oldest municipal building still in use in the country. A gloriously ornate barrel roof arches above wooden benches and crests of dignitaries – the mayor still sits in the huge throne-like chair at the end. Opening hours depend on civic functions.
This 900-year-old former Benedictine monastery is built of beautiful russet stone and vividly evokes life inside a late-Elizabethan town house. Expect brightly coloured furnishings, elaborate plaster ceilings and intricate oak panelling.