Devon’s capital city Exeter is a fine place to enjoy a holiday. The vibrant city, with a café culture feel has plenty to keep visitors entertained. A recent addition to the city has been the Street Food Market in the Guildhall Shopping Centre which opened in 2013. Local traders serving fresh food from a range of global cultures in this bustling market has earned rave reviews for the quality of food. Also in recent years celebrity chefs have started opening restaurants in the area including Michael Caines who was originally from the city. Michael plays a large part in the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink which is held in the city every year. Make the most of your time in the city when you visit Exeter.
Home to the beautiful Exeter Cathedral, which dates back from Norman times, the imposing building is situated in the heart of the city in Mid Devon. There is plenty to see once inside the cathedral including the astronomical clock that has been in the cathedral since 1484. The area surrounding the cathedral has recently been developed with the new Princesshay Shopping Centre just a stone’s throw away reinvigorating the city centre.
Exeter is the main transport hub into Devon and Cornwall with all trains to the counties passing through Exeter St David’s, making getting round while on holiday in Devon a breeze. It’s not only trains that make getting around Exeter easy with many of the county’s main roads passing through the city linking it with the rest of Devon.
A great place to relax in Exeter is the historic quayside which is just a short walk away from the city centre. The quayside has links back to Roman times and today is home to many great pubs, cafés and restaurants with a wide range of cuisines catered for. If you prefer your own food why not pack a picnic and enjoy it while overlooking the picturesque riverside.
A great place to relax in Exeter is the historic quayside which is just a short walk away from the city centre.
For a different day out head to Go Ape about 15 minutes away from Exeter. You’ll be strapped up and briefed then set off on a tree top adventure in Haldon Forest Park, swinging from tree to tree and tackling the 235m zip wire - a great day out for all ages. One of the most interesting buildings in Exeter is The House that Moved which was built in the 1500’s and moved in 1961 when the house was in the way of a planned road in the city. There are even more great days out in and around Exeter including Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Powderham Castle to name a few.