Guest Blog Post - Visit Exeter

9am - If you’re travelling to Exeter by train, hop off at Exeter Central where you’ll be foot steps away from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. Spend a few hours here and discover history and culture from pre-historic times to the present day. Visit RAMM’s café for a quick coffee and don’t miss the gift shop, to pick out a unique souvenir to take home with you.

11am – Exeter is a great place if you need some retail therapy. Browse through popular high street names in Princesshay and the undercover Guildhall Shopping Centre. Alternatively make your way to Gandy Street or Fore Street for a great choice of independents.

12:00 – Visit Exeter Cathedral in the heart of the city. Join a guided tour to learn more about the history of the building from the experts. Don't miss the minstrels' gallery, the organ and the astronomical clock, and be sure to look up to see the beautiful stained glass windows and the longest stretch of unbroken Gothic vaulting in the world.

13:00 – Time for a break! There are plenty of restaurants, pubs and cafés which serve light lunches and afternoon teas to re-charge yourself. Head to Queen St Dining or Princesshay for world cuisines and major brand restaurants, dine with a view of the magnificent Cathedral in Cathedral Yard, or head to some of Exeter’s side streets for independent restaurants serving the best quality Devon produce.

14:30 –Join a free guided walking tour with the Red Coat Guides to discover more about Exeter’s fascinating, and sometimes turbulent 2,000 year history.

16:30 – Only a short 10 minute walk from the city centre, the Quayside is a must when visiting Exeter. Here you can browse in quirky shops housed in historic cellars, canoe or kayak on the River Exe and Canal or simply enjoy a riverside stroll to take in the scenery.

19:00 – Exeter has voted one of the best places to eat in the UK, and there is plenty of choice when it comes to evening dining. Stay on the quayside for waterside pubs and restaurants, or head back into the city centre. Either way, you’ll be spoilt for options.

9pm – After dinner, finish off a great day with a visit to the theatre or enjoy comedy or live music at one of the city’s numerous entertainment venues. Make sure you leave time to squeeze in a visit to one of Exeter’s bars or night clubs.

Midnight – You’ve had a busy day, so head back to your hotel for a well-earned rest. Whether you’re looking for a hotel, B&B or self-catering, Exeter has endless options to suit your needs.

8am – Before you head home, grab some breakfast at a local café, the perfect way to end your visit to Exeter!

To find out more about what you can enjoy in the gorgeous city of Exeter, have a look at the Visit Exeter website here


Exeter Cathedral

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