Exeter’s medieval heritage shines through in its cobbled streets and Gothic cathedral while it’s large university population adds a youthful vibe.


  • Exeter Cathedral is one of England's most beautiful medieval churches, dating back over 900 years. Now a top attraction, visitors can climb the 251 steps to the rooftop to enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding area.
  • With numerous famous artworks and historical artefacts on display, Exeter's award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum is a must-see.
  • There’s lots to keep you busy in the evening - thousands of Exeter University students guarantee a buzzing nightlife while the well-heeled locals sure up the city’s buoyant culinary scene.
  • To step straight from the 21st century into the 14th, visit the swanky Princesshay shopping centre and search out the entrance to a network of medieval underground tunnels which lie underneath.
  • Did you know? Only 30 minutes away by car is Dartmoor National Park – a wildly beautiful moorland, ideal for walking and hiking.
  • To find out about the city’s best restaurants, hotels and attractions, check out the official Exeter website.
  • Exeter is in the county of Devon, in the South West of England, approximately 2 hours 15 minutes from London by train.


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