Exeter is a great place to visit throughout the year, and autumn’s no exception. When the weather outside is chilly, why not head indoors and be entertained? Take a look at what’s on at the Northcott Theatre.

  Culture and heritage

The historic city of Exeter is rich with culture and a range of interesting museums and monuments, making it perfect for a day out or weekend away. Its streets are packed with character and the imposing cathedral is impossible to miss. You can even take a journey below Exeter – through underground tunnels – or around its city walls.


Exeter Cathedral is a stunning gothic cathedral, while the Royal Albert Memorial Museum offers a superb collection of objects from across the globe. Learn more about the city’s history by walking along The City Wall, then head through the medieval underground passages below Exeter city centre, or take a free Red Coat guided tour above ground.

In 1934, on his way to London after visiting his friend Agatha Christie, the young publisher Allen Lane stopped at the bookstall at Exeter St Davids station and saw that the books on sale were of a poor quality and overpriced. He realised what was needed; good books at a price everyone could afford.

Within a year he had founded Penguin Books, creating a paperback revolution that would sweep the world.

Today, you'll find a commemorative plaque at the very spot where Sir Allen was inspired to create the sixpenny paperback.

  Food and drink

Its combination of well-known eateries, independent restaurants and those headed by celebrity chefs make Exeter a great place to eat out. There are also regular street markets, giving you the chance to grab something local and tasty while on the move. 

  Sport and outdoors

Football fans could head to watch Exeter City in action, while rugby fans can get their fix at Sandy Park. And if you want to get active yourself you’ll find a number of great cycling routes and walking trails in and around the city centre.

  Music and nightlife

Exeter has a buzzing nightlife and you'll never be short of entertainment. Aside from a great choice of bars and pubs, there are theatres, cinemas and live music venues. Keep an eye out for music and cultural festivals throughout the year.


Exeter is a great place to shop. Big name stores can be found on the High Street, in Princesshay and the Guildhall Shopping Centre. Head to Gandy Street or Fore Street for independent shops and for local produce check out Magdalen Road or the Farmers’ Market.

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