The cathedral city of Exeter is the capital of the South West of England, offering a vibrant culture mixing the old with the new. The rich history and beautiful surrounding countryside means that there are many things to do and explore in this lovely part of the world.
From the historic Cathedral and quayside, offering some of the most attractive views in the area, to great shopping and cultural locations, Exeter has something to offer everyone.
Fast facts: In medieval England, Exeter was the first place to have a man-made drinking water system that brought pure spring water into the city.
This landmark will take you back in time with its beautiful architecture and surroundings. The wall itself dates back 2000 years, with 70% of it still standing. The cathedral was completed in 1400, has the longest uninterrupted ceiling in England. The original foundation of the cathedral has been there since 1133, but took many, many years to complete.
The Quayside at Exeter has to be one of the most attractive places in the city, popular with both visitors and locals, and only a ten minute walk from the city centre. There is fascinating history to discover, with lively pubs and restaurants for you to choose from. The Quayside has been improved to provide a real mix of historic and contemporary design. Perfect for browsing the antique shops, enjoying a walk or cycle or taking a relaxing boat trip.
This theatre brings the city’s art scene alive for most nights of the year, with performances from new and emerging companies. With only a sixty seat auditorium, it provides a cosy and electric atmosphere no matter what production you are watching.
Shopping in Exeter is amazing, with lots of high street chains for you to shop until you drop in the city’s Princesshay centre, or perhaps designer labels are more up your street? These designer boutiques can be found in the Cathedral Quarter.