As Devon’s capital city Exeter perfectly combines its rich past with modern influences. It boasts an array of historic architecture, including Roman ruins, the historical Guildhall and most notably the magnificent St Peter's Cathedral which sits at the heart of the city and dominates the skyline.
Things to do
If you’re in need of a spot of retail therapy Exeter’s Princesshay is certain to cater for your needs. It offers a contemporary mixture of shopping, leisure and restaurants all within walking distance of the Cathedral. Further shops and restaurants can be found within the Guildhall shopping centre and on the High Street.
Food and Drink
With many well know restaurants and chains as well as lots of independents cafes and restaurants offering a wide range of culinary delights and cuisines from around the world, you’ll be spoilt for choice when trying to decide what to eat when visiting Exeter.
Something a little different
Spend a leisurely afternoon exploring the Historic Quayside, just a ten-minute walk from the Cathedral, and take a stroll along the canal past quaint antique shops, art exhibitions, local bars and lively waterside restaurants.
If you’re after a break from city life head to Haldon Forest, on the outskirts of Exeter. Here you will find woodland trails and wonderful views across the Devonshire countryside.
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As Devon’s capital city, Exeter is a vibrant, modern city with a historical past pre-dating the Romans. This is reflected in its fascinating visitor attractions including underground passages, museums, the magnificent Exeter Catherdal and the Roman...
Once a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, Topsham still retains a strong maritime flavour.
The quaint historic town has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, plus wonderful...
On the southern flanks of the Haldon Hills, Trusham is another near-perfect looking traditional Devon village with cob and thatch houses set attractively round the church. Strangely, Trusham has links with heavy industry - Quarrying and railways have
A lovely tidal harbour fronts this little village on the Western bank of the Exe Estuary just north of Dawlish Warren. It is a popular boating spot with church, pubs, local shops, and accommodation.
Across the Exe Estuary from Exmouth, Starcross is a small waterside village with plenty of railway interest. The village is a popular centre for sailing and is also a good location for bird watching on the Exe Estuary.
The remains of...
Famous for it's red sandstone church, built in the reign of Edward III, this attractive village is situated on the road between Dawlish and Exeter. Although very much a Devon community, the village green displays an ancient Cornish cross whose...
This fascinating town has a history dating back over thousands of years. Prehistoric remains have been found in the caves at Rock, while an Iron Age hill fort overlooks the town. Today the town is thriving and is a perfect base if you want to...
A long village on the road between Exeter and Dawlish. It's close to Exminster Marshes and the RSPB reserve, with walks to the river Exe and the oldest canal in the UK. There is a red standstone church, pubs, shops and accommodation.