Shopping in Exeter
Exeter is the region's favourite place for shopping, culture and leisure. It offers a memorable shopping experience in a setting of architectural splendour. The city is a shopaholic's must-do destination with chic boutiques and stylish shops alongside the familiar big name stores.
At the heart of the city is the award-winning Princesshay Quarter with a great choice of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Exeter's all easily walkable through great public spaces and traffic-free shopping areas. At the heart of the city is the Cathedral Quarter with the beautiful 800 year old Cathedral and with classic independent shops set around the spacious Green.
High Street runs parallel to Princesshay and the Cathedral area, and features all the popular store names. The Guildhall and Harlequins undercover shopping centres are home to more familiar stores and small individual businesses.
Fore Street is at the centre of the West Quarter, full of quirky unusual shops situated in attractive older buildings and interesting arcades, leading downhill towards the River Exe. Here you'll find antiques, arts and crafts, water activities and other attractions in the historic Quayside area alongside shops and cafes.
On the edge of Exeter's city centre lies Magdalen Street, great for local food and drink, and just 4 miles from Exeter, the estuary town of Topsham offers an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants.
Getting to Exeter is easy by bike, bus or train with a fast and frequent park and ride and ample city centre parking spaces.