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Exeter is a city like no other. Located in Devon, close to the coast and surrounded by beautiful, open countryside, it has a relaxed vibe.
At its heart stands its magnificent Gothic Cathedral. Cathedral Yard itself is dotted with cafes and restaurants in which to sit and watch the world go by.
Find out more about Exeter’s fascinating history on a free Red Coat Guided Tour, running daily throughout the year, or head to the city’s award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum to take a voyage of discovery from pre-history to the present day.
Descend beneath Exeter’s streets to explore Exeter’s medieval Underground Passages – the only attraction of their kind open to the public in Britain!
Head to the picturesque Quayside – a great place to get active on the water, dine al fresco and shop the artisan crafters here, housed in historic cellars. Find out more about Exeter’s rich maritime history at the 17th century Custom House Visitor Centre. You’ll also find the Quay Climbing Centre nearby, housed in one of Exeter’s largest and iconic industrial buildings.
The city’s compact size makes it the perfect shopping destination. Divided into distinct shopping quarters, a great choice of shops can be found within easy walking distance of each other, from well-known high street brands, to exciting independents. The West Quarter, cobbled Gandy Street and Magdalen Road are all popular places to browse for one of a kind items.
When it comes to eating and drinking, Exeter is a foodie’s heaven! The choice of eateries here is vast, from weekly farmer’s and street food markets to real ales in historic pubs and fine dining options. Be sure to visit Queen Street Dining, one of Exeter’s premium dining destinations for culinary treats from around the world.
Exeter is a green city, with a great choice or parks, gardens and open spaces in which to relax and unwind. Active travel routes criss-cross the city, and electric bikes can be hired, making cycling a breeze! The city also offers a year-round calendar of exciting events, including music, theatre, comedy, food and drink and craft festivals. Don’t miss the atmospheric Christmas Market, held each year on Cathedral Green.
Finally, if sport is your passion, then Exeter is the place to be! Home to Premiership and European rugby champions, the Exeter Chiefs, the city also hosts exciting fixtures at Exeter City Football Club and competitive horse racing at Exeter Racecourse, offering panoramic views across the city and beyond.
Exeter’s location in the heart of Devon makes it a great hub from which to explore the rest of the South West region too. Close to Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall, there are plenty of opportunities to extend your stay and discover the wider region’s breath-taking coastline, historic towns and cities as well as fascinating visitor attractions.
VisitExeter.com and follow them on social media to start planning your visit.