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Exeter

Travel Guide
Exeter Cathedral showing heritage architecture and a church or cathedral

Medieval architecture, galleries, cultural centers, picturesque parks and a lively waterfront make this one of the most attractive cities in southwest England.

The city of Exeter effortlessly combines history with culture and recreation. Visit centuries-old landmarks and enjoy local and international art. Relax in pristine gardens or at the lively riverside district. Exeter sits in the heart of Devon, a southwestern English county blessed with rolling countryside and sweeping coastlines.

Exeter’s city center sits on the east banks of the River Exe. Explore the area’s twisting, cobblestone streets on foot to appreciate the city’s 2,000 years of history. Stroll around remains of the old City Wall, which has withstood bombings, crusades and invasions.

Admire the 14th-century architecture of Exeter Cathedral and half-timbered houses lining the streets surrounding the cathedral’s lawns. Visit the 800-year-old Guildhall. Spot Elizabethan artifacts and experience a Tudor-era lifestyle at St. Nicholas Priory. Explore the Underground Passages, a system of medieval routes beneath the city streets.

Exeter’s museums and cultural centers celebrate everything from modern art to the city’s industrial heritage. Learn about the city’s long history at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery. See exhibitions by local and international artists at Spacex. Find collections of movie memorabilia at the Bill Douglas Centre. Admire art expositions, attend concerts or take part in dance workshops at the multipurpose venue, Exeter Phoenix.

On a sunny day go to the Quayside, a riverside entertainment and commercial district. Find boutique stores and galleries inside refurbished warehouses. Visit historic buildings, including the Customs House and Wharfinger’s House. Enjoy the welcoming Devonshire hospitality at waterside bars, cafés and pubs.

Visit Exeter’s glorious collection of public parks. A short walk from the city center is the pristine Belmont Park and Northernhay Gardens, the latter home to the 11th-century Exeter Castle.

Reach Exeter by flying to Exeter International Airport from major European destinations or traveling via train from central London. Exeter is also a gateway to Devon’s many outdoor attractions. Hike in Dartmoor National Park, visit coastal towns along the English Riviera or discover the rugged natural beauty of the Jurassic Coast.

The Galleon Inn
The Galleon Inn
3 out of 5
The Strand, Exeter, England
The price is £60 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Situated in Exeter, this bed & breakfast is within 3 miles (5 km) of Powderham Castle, Exmouth Beach and Dawlish Warren Beach. Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve ...
3.5/5Good! (41 reviews)
"Clean place, polite n healthy staff, nice stay, so close to train easy access to dawlish and Exeter"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

The Galleon Inn
Jurys Inn Exeter
Jurys Inn Exeter
4 out of 5
Western Way, Exeter, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £81 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in the heart of Exeter, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Exeter's Underground Passages, University of Exeter and Exeter Cathedral. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (963 reviews)
"Perfectly nice hotel, we checked in quite late, after 10pm,but the girl on reception was still lovely and very welcoming. Room was absolutely fine but perhaps a bit small (double & single room). Would've been nice to have a small fridge in the room. Noisy hallways due to loud closing of heavy ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

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Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel
Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel
4 out of 5
Southernhay East, Exeter, England
The price is £112 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
This family-friendly Exeter hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Exeter's Historic Quayside and Exeter Cathedral. University ...
4.1/5Very Good! (961 reviews)
"So close to the town."

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2021

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
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90-92 Station Road, Town Centre, Taunton, ENG
The price is £183 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Situated in Taunton, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of County Cricket Ground and Museum of Somerset. Woodlands Castle and Quantock Hills are ...
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3 bed House, 5 Mins Walk From Taunton Town Centre
3 bed House, 5 Mins Walk From Taunton Town Centre
21 Thomas St, Taunton, ENG
Situated in Taunton, this holiday home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from County Cricket Ground and within 3 miles (5 km) of Museum of Somerset and Woodlands Castle. Quantock ...
3 bed House, 5 Mins Walk From Taunton Town Centre
Stunning Ocean Views, Modern Decor, Sleep 6. Wifi
Stunning Ocean Views, Modern Decor, Sleep 6. Wifi
Pierhead, 12 Shelly Court, Exmouth, ENG
This family-friendly Exmouth apartment building is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Exmouth Beach, Devon Cliffs Beach and A La Ronde. Budleigh ...
5/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Lovely views as promised and great location
"We had a lovely week. The apartment overlooks the estuary and English Channel and life on the water is constant entertainment. There are restaurants, pubs, a few small shops plus the local fish shop outside the door. Walks into town, along the beaches, along the cliffs and down the estuary all from ..."

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

Stunning Ocean Views, Modern Decor, Sleep 6. Wifi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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