This ancient city at the heart of Devon is one of the most vibrant and bustling in the UK. With a rich history, it boasts a great variety of fascinating visitor attractions including ancient ruins and an excellent arts scene. The pretty Quayside and West Quarter are packed with a diverse mix of shops, pubs and restaurants and the city also has a lovely selection of parks and gardens to relax in.
Why visit Exeter?
With some great historical buildings as well as a picturesque quayside to explore, you will have a packed schedule in no time. A great place for discovering up-and-coming eateries, it is also perfectly situated to discover the towns and villages of the nearby coast, moors and countryside.
Things to do in Exeter:
Take a self-guided tour around the ancient City Wall or discover the city’s hidden treasures with a Red Coat Guided Tour. Pop into the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) for a taste of the city’s history and be sure to book a rooftop tour at Exeter Cathedral to enjoy the best views across Exeter for miles.
Why stay in an Exeter cottage?
Our Exeter cottages offer the perfect base for exploring this amazing city and its surrounding countryside. Whether you are thinking of a romantic city break with a significant other or a fun-packed family holiday, our collection of cottages in Exeter will have something for you. We also have some great Devon holiday cottages in the surrounding area too.
Three must see things in Exeter:
- Discover one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture at the medieval Exeter Cathedral.
- Take a tour of the vaulted 14th-century tunnels that wind their way under the city.
- Stroll along the historic quayside and have a spot of lunch at one of its waterside pubs or restaurants.