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Exeter is unrivalled in the region for the choice of things to do, whatever the weather, night or day.

  1. Exeter by Train
    Travel to Exeter by train, with Great Western Railway. Get inspiration with one of our suggested rail itineraries.
  2. #VisitExeter on Instagram
    We love to see your pictures of Exeter! Use #VisitExeter on Instagram for the chance to be featured on our gallery.
  3. Food & Drink in Exeter
    Choose from independent eateries located in historic buildings, waterside pubs and cafes, or restaurants overlooking Exeter Cathedral.
  4. Exeter in 24 Hours
    Exeter's compact size makes it easy to explore, and a great choice of accommodation and things to do make it the perfect destination for a weekend break.
  5. Guest blog: Burn the Curtain working with Exeter communities

    Burn the Curtain believe that any space can be magical. The ‘Imaginarium of Us’ is a celebration of these spaces!

  6. Paws Around Exeter Trail
    The Paws Around Exeter Trail will take you on an adventure to visit our twenty fabulous dog sculptures located all around Exeter. In the process you can discover all that this wonderful, accessible city has to offer and of course all the locations are dog friendly!
    1. Topsham (c) Jan Penny
      The quaint historic estuary port of Topsham, just 4 miles from Exeter, has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, plus wonderful sunsets above the estuary. Once a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, Topsham still retains a strong maritime flavour.

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    Exeter's vibrant arts scene sets it firmly on the map as the cultural centre of the South West.

    1. St Nichola's Priory exterior
      Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of culture and history, will take place from 10th - 19th September 2021, offering a unique opportunity to visit, free of charge, some of Exeter’s most interesting and unusual historical sites and buildings.
      1. What's happening in and around Exeter
        Find out what's on Exeter and explore the best Exeter events. It's hard to beat the year-round programme of music, theatre, dance, comedy, and entertainment with live events every day of the year.
      2. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

      3. People at a crowded concert
        The ultimate eighties festival with a bangin line-up of retro artist types.
        1. 1 Jul 2023
      4. Fore Street Flea
        1. 20 Nov 2022
      5. Powderham Food Festival
        Autumnal foodie event that celebrates the South West’s finest food and drink producers. Featuring over 150 producers, there are also demonstrations from a line-up of the region’s best culinary talents.
        1. 1 Oct 2022
        2. 2 Oct 2022
      6. Dracula: The Bloody Truth
        1. 26 Oct 2022
        2. 27 Oct 2022
        3. 28 Oct 2022

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