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|Destination Airport||Exeter Intl.|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||EXT|
|Destination City Name||Exeter|
Exeter is brimming with history, with its Gothic cathedral looming over cobbled streets and buildings dating back to medieval times. It also has a contemporary and upmarket edge to it, with a buzzing student scene and lively quayside.
Exeter really comes to life in the summer months although there is enough to see and do in Exeter at any time of year. Its position on the southwest UK coast means its mild, even in winter, and there are various festivals throughout the year. Accommodation and flights will be more expensive during school holiday periods in summer, Christmas and at Easter time.
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There are regular affordable flights to Exeter from a choice of other UK airports.
Exeter Airport was used as an RAF base during WWII before offering its first commercial flights in the 1950s. It handled more than one million passengers for the first time in 2007 and continues to offer scheduled and charter flight services around the UK and Europe. It is located around four miles to the east of the city, with bus and taxi links to the centre.
A small number of airlines offer cheap flights to Exeter from around the UK and other European destinations.
Once you have landed, catch a bus or take a taxi to the city, with journey times of around 20 minutes. The city centre is small and compact and easily explored on foot. There is a comprehensive bus service in the city operated by Stagecoach South West with routes connecting to outlying areas. There is also a small network of cycle paths in the city, with the most scenic route running along the canal.
Exeter’s Gothic cathedral is the city’s main attraction and claims to have the oldest stone beam roof of any building in the world. The city’s Guildhall also lays claim to being the oldest continually used municipal building in England.
Squeeze down Parliament Street, one of the narrowest in the world, or take a tour of the underground passages that once formed the city’s one-of-a-kind medieval water system.
If you’re planning on escaping the city and exploring more of the nearby Bodmin or Exmoor, then a rental car from the airport is an excellent option.
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