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As you’d expect from a city with a 2,000 year history, Exeter has plenty to show off, with stunning architecture and heritage visitor attractions.
At the heart of the city lies Exeter Cathedral, one of the finest examples of decorated Gothic architecture in the country. Cathedral Yard is dotted with cafes and restaurants in which to sit and appreciate the Cathedral’s impressive West Front. Join a free Red Coat Guided Tour to find out more about the history of Exeter.
Take a voyage of discovery from pre-history to the present day at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, with 16 galleries of displays and a year round calendar of prestigious touring exhibitions. Descend beneath the city’s streets on a guided tour of Exeter’s Underground Passages, constructed in medieval times to bring fresh drinking water into the city from springs outside the city walls – an experience not for the claustrophobic!
The city’s compact size makes it the perfect shopping destination – a great choice of shops can be found within easy walking distance from each other. Browse large department stores such as John Lewis in the main shopping areas of Princesshay and the High Street, or head to the Castle and West Quarters for quirky independents and vintage clothing, tucked away in interesting arcades.
Head to the Quayside to watch the world go by from one of the waterside pubs or cafes, hire a bike or canoe to explore the Exeter Canal, or visit the Quay Climbing Centre to scale the south west’s largest indoor climbing wall.
Whatever your cultural tastes, Exeter will have something to offer. Catch professional touring theatre productions at the Exeter Northcott, quirky, underground performances at the Bike Shed Theatre and large scale festivals at nearby Powderham Castle, host to Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2016 with headliners Coldplay and Mumford & Sons.
The choice of eateries here is vast, putting it firmly on the map as one of the foodie capitals of South West England. A weekly farmer’s market sells field-fresh produce and regular street food markets provide the opportunity to try quality Devon meats and fish as a quick lunch stop. Head to the Cathedral Quarter for a traditional cream tea, or enjoy real ales and fine wines in historic pubs.
The city has a year round calendar of vibrant events, with the Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink in April, a Craft Festival in July and a very atmospheric annual Christmas Market on Cathedral Green in November/December. Sporting events are also held in high regard here, with a trip to see the Exeter Chiefs rugby team in action not to be missed! Excellent road, rail and bus links from Exeter make it an ideal hub for exploring the rest of Devon.
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Situated in the heart of the East Devon countryside, Crealy Great Adventure Park & Resort is the perfect destination for the ultimate Devon family holiday full of excitement...
The 460 seater Exeter Northcott Theatre has been the home of high-quality professional theatre in Exeter and Devon for over 40 years. Their aim is to be a creative leader for...
Aerosaurus Balloons provide champagne Hot Air Balloon Flights across the South West, with Balloon Rides over some of the most spectacular areas of the UK. We have over 20...
Crealy Great Adventure Park & Resort is a multi award-winning theme park featuring over 60 rides and attractions. The number one day out in Devon, Crealy caters for the whole...
AS Watersports offer canoe, sit on top kayak and stand up paddle board hire on the Exeter ship canal and River Exe, as well as expert tuition, guided trips and family...
The Wood Life offers all the charm of camping but with the comforts of home. The secluded Woodland Camp is ideal for family holidays and the Orchard Wagon a perfect retreat...