Getting here

In 2017, Exeter’s international airport was officially rated the happiest airport in the world. With free VIP lounge access for business travellers, it’s easy to see why.

BY PLANE

Exeter Airport is 20 minutes from the city of Exeter. It offers connections with other major UK cities, and across Europe with nonstop flights to Paris, Amsterdam and Dublin, to name a few. Or connect via London City Airport, with daily flights to Exeter.

BY TRAIN

Just two hours, 20 minutes from London Paddington, and one hour from Bristol. Two hours, 20 minutes from Cardiff and two hours, 30 minutes from Birmingham.

BY CAR

Exeter is connected to Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham by the M5 motorway. The A30, A303 and M3 motorway offers an alternative, high-quality scenic route to Exeter from London and the South East. Exeter is less than three hours’ drive from London Heathrow airport.

Expertise

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Research

More climate-change research is undertaken in Exeter than anywhere else in the world. The Met Office’s high-performance computer complex houses a £97 million supercomputer – one of the most powerful computers in the world. 

The Royal Devon & Exeter hospital is also at the forefront of clinical research at national and international level. The Exeter Hip Replacement, one of the most widely used and successful hip replacements in the world was developed by an Exeter-based surgeon.

   
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Sport and activity 

In December 2017, Sport England confirmed Exeter, together with the east Devon town of Cranbrook as one of twelve places selected to work on a ground-breaking new approach to tackle inactivity. 

Exeter aims to become the most active city in England by 2021. It is currently home to a Premiership rugby union team and was a proud host city for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

   
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Science and technology 

Exeter Science Park was created as one of the south west of England’s leading knowledge-based economic centres. It is home to a high concentration of businesses specialising in the STEMM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) sector. 

This student city is well-known for the University of Exeter, a leader in cutting-edge science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine research, and has a world-class reputation in the humanities and social sciences.

 

Where to stay

Exeter has a great choice of accommodation, with 3,422 bedrooms to suit all needs and budgets. 

4* hotels 580 bedrooms
3* and under properties 1,522 bedrooms
Other (student accommodation / home sharing) 1,320 bedrooms

 

Venues

Home to one of the top universities in the country, large purpose-built facilities and premiership sporting stadia, Exeter has it all.

University of Exeter
Sandy Park
Westpoint Arena
Mercure Rougemont

Incentives

Exeter’s location, bordering Dartmoor National Park, means there is plenty of opportunity for indulgence, relaxation or adventure. Whether you are rewarding employees, or treating top clients, Exeter is a brilliant choice.

Exeter Cathedral
Balloon rides
History & heritage tours
Sporting spectaculars

Dining & social

Lympstone Manor
Exeter Cathedral
Royal Albert Memorial Museum

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