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8 Experiences, 1 Destination

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

  1. February Half Term in Exeter
    Visit Exeter this February Half Term for events and activities to inspire even the youngest visitors. Find out what's on and get inspiration on where to go...
  2. Activities in Exeter
    If you are looking for an activity break, Exeter is the perfect destination. Its location on the River Exe, surrounded by countryside and close to the coast, lends itself perfectly to outdoor activities, such as walking, cycling and watersports. There is also plenty to do out of season, with the south west's largest indoor climbing wall just one of many indoor activities in the city.
  3. 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.
  4. 10 ideas for Valentine's Day in Exeter

    Exeter is a great place to be if you're thinking of planning a Valentine's Day out of the ordinary.

    12 Jan 2018
  5. 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.
  6. History & Heritage in Exeter
    From the soaring towers of Exeter Cathedral to the depths of Exeter's Underground Passages, Exeter has 2,000 years of history crammed into the compact city centre.
  7. Culture in Exeter
    Exeter has a rich cultural heritage. Its long history has led to a strong identity as a small city with lots of character.

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

  1. Family Events in Exeter
    There's plenty going on for all the family and activities for children of all ages in Exeter.
  2. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

  3. Exeter Food Festival (c) Jan Penny
    The award-winning Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink returns for its 15th consecutive year on the May Day Bank Holiday, from Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May 2018. A firm fixture on the food festival calendar, the event is held in the scenic grounds of Exeter Castle Courtyard and Northernhay Gardens. From celebrity chefs and producers to workshops and live music, expect a long weekend of foodie indulgence.
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  4. Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s
    The Mitsubishi Motors Exeter 7s returns to Sandy Park on July 7th and 8th and tickets are now on sale. Run in partnership with Exeter City Council, this is the fourth year the tournament has been hosted at Sandy Park, attracting crowds from throughout the region to witness international rugby sevens across the weekend.
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  5. Concerts & Gigs in Exeter
    Music is everywhere in the city – day and night!
  6. Festivals in Exeter
    A vibrant calendar of year round festivals make Exeter a cultural hub for the south west. The city's food and drink festivals celebrate the very best of local produce from Devon, with the annual Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink a real highlight in the calendar. The annual Exeter Craft Festival on Cathedral Green sees the region's best artists and makers come together to show off their work. Find out more about festivals in Exeter...
  7. 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.

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