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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. Christmas in Exeter
    Visit Exeter this Christmas for the wonderfully atmospheric Christmas Market on Cathedral Green, and some fantastic festive events, including mesmerising street theatre, panto fun and candlelit carol concerts in the Cathedral.
  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. Natalie Brereton

    Bristol-based food blogger Natalie Brereton tells us about her 10 favourite eateries in Exeter

    12 Oct 2017
  5. Autumn Competition
    Enter our Autumn competition for the chance to win the ultimate indulgent break in Exeter. Stay at the luxury Southernhay House boutique hotel, do shopping and lunch in Princesshay and relax with a REN facial.
  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 Christmas Market
    This year's Christmas Market will run from Thursday 16th November until Sunday 17th December, organised by Exeter Cathedral, presenting an exciting mix of local and continental traders, showcasing the best of festive food, crafts and gifts. New for 2017 will be the west front bandstand, with local bands, carol singers and choirs.
    1. 16 Nov 201717 Dec 2017
  4. Come and experience all that Princesshay has to offer in late night shopping and entertainment for the whole family this Christmas and New Year. You will be assured of a great welcome and be amazed by great street entertainment for all the family where sparks will certainly fly!
    1. 30 Nov 2017
    2. 7 Dec 2017
    3. 14 Dec 2017
    4. 21 Dec 2017
  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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