Exeter's underground passages prove top attraction

PUBLISHED: 13:10 08 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:58 10 June 2010

MORE people than ever are visiting Exeter's underground passages, the city council has revealed.

MORE people than ever are visiting Exeter's underground passages, the city council has revealed.

Statistics show some 20,300 people have visited the passages producing £77,000 income, an increase of 10 per cent, bringing in 55 per cent more income than the previous best year.

Customer satisfaction is high with a total of 98 per cent of visitors saying the experience was good or excellent.

A report going to the council's economy scrutiny committee on November 13 will highlight how well the revamped underground passages visitor centre has been performing in its first full year of operation.

Lead councillor for economy and tourism, Cllr Stella Brock welcomed the figures.

She said: "This is excellent news. I must congratulate the staff at the centre on the quality of the improved experience.

"Whatever people's age or interests, if they have not seen what lies beneath the city centre and the important role these unique passages played in the history and success of the city, then I urge them to have a look.

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