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As a Host City to Rugby World Cup 2015, and home to Premiership Rugby team Exeter Chiefs, Exeter is passionate about rugby. Whether you are an avid follower or new to the game, visit Exeter for a rugby break and find out why the region is so well regarded as a premier sporting destination. 

Exeter Chiefs

Catch an Exeter Chiefs game at Sandy Park, just a short journey from Exeter city centre with convenient public transport links. After the game, head into the city centre to explore Exeter.

The city's compact size makes it easy to explore on foot - take a walk around to discover beautiful historic buildings, including the magnificent Exeter Cathedral and the Roman City Wall. To find out more about the history of Exeter, join a free walking tour with the Red Coat Guides, running daily throughout the year, or visit the national award winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum. Feeling adventurous? Descend beneath the city's streets to explore Exeter's Underground Passages - the only attraction of their type in Britain.

Exeter Quayside is a hub of activity - hire a bicycle or canoe to explore the River Exe and Canal, have a go on the south west's largest indoor climbing wall, or visit one of the historic bonded warehouses converted into craft workshops, shops and cafes.

Exeter Quayside

Book into a city centre hotel or B&B to enjoy Exeter's buzzing nightlife - have a drink in one of the city's vast choice of pubs and bars, then take your pick from places to eat - head to Princesshay or Queen St Dining for all the major chain restaurants, or seek out one of the city's independent eateries, such as Harry's Restaurant, the Rum & Crab Shack, the Michelin Guide recommended At Angela's or Circa 1924 for top quality steaks.

After dinner, the evening is all yours to enjoy Exeter's nightlife - catch a show at one of the city's diverse theatres, watch live music or comedy, or dance the night away!


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