Enjoy a peaceful start to your day with a visit to this impressive Gothic building, one of the most visited places in the West Country. If you’re brave enough, take the guided tour of the roof space: after climbing a stone spiral staircase you will walk above the longest continuous medieval vault in the world.
If heights aren’t your thing, then head for Exeter’s Underground Passages, built in the 14th and 15th centuries to bring a supply of fresh drinking water into the city. Guided tours round this subterranean complex begin at the Interpretation Centre, which is packed full of interactive displays. Due to the nature of the Underground Passages, tour times are subject to change, so it is always advisable to check what’s available before making your visit.
Taking place every Thursday from 9am to 2pm, Exeter’s marketplace is a hive of top-quality food producers, including Sweetlands, who make perfect pies and pasties, and Higher Hacknell, who specialise in organic meats.
The traditional ritual of making and drinking tea is celebrated in this very special tea house in the heart of Exeter, opposite the cathedral. There are outside tables to sit and enjoy a local beer, glass of wine or ginger beer, and watch the world go by on the ancient cobbled road around the Cathedral Green.
Centrally located in the heart of Exeter’s beautiful Cathedral Yard, and formerly the historic Royal Clarence Hotel, Abode Exeter has everything from a tavern to a Champagne and Cocktail bar, so you are sure to round off your day in style.
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