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Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019
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Exeter's roots lie as far back as the Roman era, when those invaders first built a settlement in the South West of the country. As you walk through the city centre you can peel back the layers of history – there's the soaring, centuries-old, Gothic cathedral, the Norman castle, that towers over leafy Rougemont Gardens, and the narrow streets packed with splendid Georgian and Victorian houses. A network of 14th-century medieval subterranean passageways winds around below the surface of the city. They were originally built to house the pipes used to bring in drinking water, but over the centuries the vaulted stone passages have been used for other purposes, generally during times of war, siege and plague. The burgeoning army of university students keeps the nightlife and creative scene fresh, while a dazzling new shopping centre built over a street in the heart of the city provides all the retail spaces you could need for a day spent hitting the shops.
There are lots of reasons to pick an Exeter bed and breakfast over a hotel. Their central location, excellent facilities and friendly home-away-from-home ambience make them a fine choice for a weekend break in the city. If you're looking to save your cash for the shopping and restaurants, there's a ton of budget-friendly B&Bs that won't break at the bank. Alternatively, if a pinch of luxury is important for your getaway, pick one of the boutiques. Want to see all the attractions of Exeter without staying in the city? Make a beeline for one of the period-laden country cottages just outside, surrounded by the rolling green hills of East Devon. You can find the perfect match on Expedia, where you can filter by price and location then scroll through an extensive list of descriptions and photos. When you've found what you're looking for, booking is a breeze and completed in just a few clicks.
The guestrooms vary immensely, depending on the Exeter bed and breakfast you pick, but when you check in, you'll typically find all the facilities you would expect from a hotel. Free WiFi is a given, as are facilities for making tea and coffee, and it's not uncommon to find a flat-screen TV on the wall, so you don't have to miss out on your favourite shows. You can also expect a bathroom laden with toiletries, a hairdryer, crisp bed linen, an ironing board and plenty of storage to pack away your things. Of course, the hallmark of a B&B is the inclusive breakfast. When you wake in the morning, there'll been a home-cooked English breakfast waiting for you downstairs, served with freshly brewed tea or coffee. After Exeter, why not make the South West's largest city, Bristol, your next stop?
Come rain or shine, there's always something to do near your Exeter bed and breakfast. A good place to start is the Cathedral Green, where you can admire the magnificent Gothic building and its grounds from one of the cafes that spill out onto the cobbled street that encircles it. During the summer, it gets crowded with vacationers, and office workers who bring their lunch to eat while they kick back on the well-manicured green and soak up the sunshine. In the afternoon, don't miss a visit to the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, which takes visitors on a journey from prehistoric times up to the present day using an impressive collection of artefacts. A 15 minute walk from the centre brings you to the Historic Quayside, a picturesque location with vibrant nightlife, waterfront restaurants, and activities including climbing and water sports.