A small city in the heart of Devon, Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England. Exeter has a great sense of individuality and is renowned in the South West for its independent arts scene. It is also firmly on the map as a destination for top sporting events and music.
Pre-dating the arrival of the Romans in AD 50, Exeter’s history is long and rich. Visit fascinating attractions including the unique Underground Passages, free Red Coat Guided Tours, the magnificent Exeter Cathedral, the imposing Roman wall and the serene Quayside area. Exeter is also home to the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum where visitors can explore the city’s 2,000-year history under one roof.
With a varied cultural scene that is embraced by proud locals, Exeter has a diverse mix of eateries and is renowned as one of the foodie capitals of the South West. Head to the West Quarter or the cobbled Gandy Street to discover a great mix of independent shops and boutiques, cafes and bars.
If you love Exeter, you love the outdoors - the city's location in the heart of Devon, surrounded by miles of countryside and close to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, means there are plenty of opportunities for adventure. This is the perfect place to try a new activity, or simply relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.
More to see
Exeter Cathedral: One of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the UK, with rooftop tours
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery: The story of Exeter from the prehistoric to the present, its internationally-important collections also tell a story of global exploration and collecting in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Underground Passages: Built to house the pipes that brought clean drinking water into medieval Exeter, a tour of these narrow, dark, and exciting passages is a memorable event.
Red Coat guided tours: Discover the city like a local with Exeter’s Red Coat Guides.
The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum: A museum dedicated to the audience's experience of the moving image. Explore visual culture from magic lanterns to Marilyn Monroe.
Exeter Historic Guildhall: The Guildhall has served as the centrepiece of Exeter's civic life for more than 800 years.
Exeter Quayside: One of the most beautiful areas of the city, this is the place to relax, get active, dine al fresco or discover more about Exeter's maritime history.