You’ll find no shortage of things to do in Exeter at any time of year – and summer is a
particularly great time to visit. Why not time your trip to take in one of the many great events
taking place throughout summer, like Exeter Craft Festival in July?
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.
You can reach Exeter by train from a number of major towns and cities including Barnstaple, Bristol and London. Buses are also a great way to explore the city centre and many run regularly to Exeter Airport too.
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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