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Relaxation

As the capital city of Devon, Exeter has a laid back vibe. There is plenty going on here, but if you just want the chance to unwind and relax, this is the perfect destination.

Plenty of green space in the city's numerous parks and gardens provide quiet picnic spots - pick up a hamper of Devon goodies from one of the delicatessans or markets in the city. Head to the quayside for a leisurely walk or cycle ride beside the river, or sit outside at one of the riverside pubs or cafes and watch the world go by.

Indulge in a spa break at Hotel Du Vin. Book a treatment then relax in the walled garden beside the inside outdoor pool - the ultimate in tranquility in the heart of the city!

Exeter is just 10 miles from the coast, and what better way to get there than on a scenic rail journey? The railway line runs either side of the Exe Estuary from Exeter - to the east is the Avocet Line to Exmouth, and to the west the Riviera Line to Dawlish and beyond - regarded as one of the most scenic rail journeys in England!

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  1. Pinces Garden

    Pinces Gardens

    Type

    Municipal Park

    Location

    Exeter

    One of Exeter’s most distinguished parks, the annual blossoming of Pinces Garden’s 45 metre wisteria arch is an unmissable spring event. Home to the Exeter Croquet Club and the Pinces Gardens’ Bowls club.

  2. Rougemont Gardens, Exeter

    Rougemont Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Exeter

    Grade II listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens, Rougemont Gardens were originally part of the defences of Exeter Castle. They were converted into gardens in the late 18th century, and purchased by the city council in 1912. Incorporating the major historic features of the...

  3. St Thomas Splash Pad

    St Thomas Splash Pad

    Type

    Municipal Park

    Location

    Exeter

    Open May - September, the St Thomas Splash Pad has water fountains, tipping buckets and cannons on a brightly coloured surface. There is also a large children's playground, public toilets and parkland nearby.

    The playground is suitable for toddlers and under 12s and has a range of equipment...

  4. Autumn colours on banks of River Exe at Belle Isle

    Belle Isle Park

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Exeter

    Popular with birdwatchers, walkers and picnickers, Belle Isle Park is a quiet riverside park easily accessible by foot or bicycle from Topsham Road or the Exeter Quay.

  5. Heavitree Park

    Heavitree Pleasure Grounds

    Type

    Municipal Park

    Location

    Exeter

    Popular family park with a wide range of recreational facilities including paddling pools, six tennis courts, basketball court, skate park, bmx track, bowling green and kick about area.

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