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Underground Passages

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Derek M wrote a review Dec 2020
16 contributions5 helpful votes
Getting to see the tunnels I helped protect during construction of the Princess hay development. I did sizemic monitoring daily during the heavy construction phase of the works
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Christopher W wrote a review Apr 2020
Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom441 contributions64 helpful votes
The entrance to this isn't obvious, looks like an ordinary shop front at first, tip, hard hat's are provided and you should wear them, think Exeter man was shorter! The tour is excellent, suitable for all ages I think and well worth the effort
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Date of experience: October 2019
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daveashuk wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom627 contributions319 helpful votes
Finally got to tour the tunnels recently via the guided tour, worth pre-booking as the tours fill up quickly. The tour takes about 30 minutes, you can arrive early to read information in the underground reception. The guide gives a preamble before you put on your helmet and set off into the tunnels, stopping at various points, whilst you are told relevant points. The tunnels are quite narrow and as an over 6ft high person you will be stooping throughout most of the tunnels. On the return to the reception you have the option to travel through a particularly low section, worth doing, but you need to work on your commando crawl technique!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Robin C wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom36 contributions15 helpful votes
The most memorable part was where we were invited to go through a very low tunnel. I ended up crawling and it was a bit muddy and tight. However this was optional and the hard hat enables you to navigate the tunnels safely. I had been told about tunnels before but never made the visit. I believe that this is a unique tourist visit in any UK city and we'll worth a visit. Interesting introductory museum and informative, enthusiastic guide for the tour. A relatively short tour so easily combined with something else in Exeter.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Keith wrote a review Mar 2020
Totton, United Kingdom338 contributions113 helpful votes
Who knew so much history lay under our feet? Before we visited Exeter we heard about the passages and to our delight, we were able to have a conducted tour. This is NOT suitable for very young children or people with mobility issues simply due to the nature of the passages built in the 13th & 14th Centuries. Experience this for yourself and you'll be blown away by the effort and engineering that went into the construction - also the foresight and dedication applied to the whole endeavour. The staff here are welcoming and experts in their field too. When you surface after the tour, you can visualise what it used to look like in the city centre all that time ago and how much has changed. A wonderful couple of hours.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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