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The Devon city of Exeter is always busy and always worth taking the time to visit. Exeter is a university town, with the Northcott Theatre in the university campus, and the home of the Met Office.

Exeter Cathedral is on the site of an 11th century church, with the Cathedral Green around it a relaxing place to visit to wander in, although the coffee shops and restaurants around it are always tempting.

As the city was badly bombed in WWII parts of the shopping area is fairly new. The best shops are around Princesshay , a redeveloped central shopping area, with a range of chain stores and the more recently opened John Lewis department store.

There are plenty of facilities here, including cinemas, ten-pin bowling, theatres, and sporting activities. In the football season you can watch Exeter City play, or if you are a rugby fan, the Exeter Chiefs play at the new Sandy Park Stadium just outside the city.

There is lots to do in Exeter, with events nearly every week. Our top places to go when visiting are the Cathedral, the renovated Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, the Victorian Northernhay Gardens, and a wander down to the Exeter Canal and the River Exe where old buildings still remain from the city's woollen cloth industry and where you can take a 45 minute boat trip or walk along the canalside.

Exeter has two train stations, Exeter St Davids, which opened in 1844 is where the mainline trains stop and is just outside the city centre, whilst Exeter Central is close to the main shopping centre. Exeter airport is just east of the city with holiday charter flights as well as scheduled flights, including one to London City airport.

Tourist Attractions in and near Exeter to Visit



Underground Passages Medieval passageways under Exeter.



Exeter Cathedral Visit this Gothic Cathedral.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Guildhall A 15th century building.

Tuckers Hall A 1471 Hall.

Killerton House 5.8 miles A lovely house set in a large estate.

Powderham Castle 6.1 miles A nice stately home set an estate of 3500 acres.

A La Ronde 7.7 miles A 16 sided house built in 1798.



Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery Museum with extensive collections.


Out & About

Broadclyst A small village to visit.


Theatres, Cinemas and Venues

Barnfield Theatre Exeter's smallest theatre.

Northcott Theatre Exeter's largest Theatre.

Theme Parks

Adventure & Theme Parks

Crealy Adventure Theme Park Have a family fun day out.

Days Out around Exeter.

Visit the coastal towns in East Devon including Seaton, Sidmouth and Exmouth.

Towns Near Exeter To Visit - straight line distance:

Topsham (3.67 miles) Woodbury (6.49 miles) Lympstone (6.83 miles) Crediton (7.30 miles)
How to get to Exeter

Exeter Tourist Information Centre

  • Dix's Field
    EX1 1GF
    Tel: 01392 665700
St Andrews Hotel
28 Alphington Road Exeter EX2 8HN

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Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel
Southernhay East Exeter EX1 1QF

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Southernhay House Hotel
36 Southernhay East Exeter EX1 1NX

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Holiday Cottages
Dartmoor Edge Lodge
Tedburn St. Mary near Exeter EX6 6AF
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Coxes Cottage
Clyst St Mary near Exeter EX5 1DN
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Fairway Lodge
Tedburn St. Mary near Exeter EX6 6AF
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Exeter Weather
Tuesday 28th April
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Night :Overcast skies6°C Overcast skies
Wednesday 29th April
Day :Light rain shower12°C Light rain shower
Night :Clear skies5°C Clear skies
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