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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Food & Drink in Exeter
    Choose from independent eateries located in historic buildings, waterside pubs and cafes, or restaurants overlooking Exeter Cathedral.
  4. Exeter's Underground Passages

    A unique city in many ways, check out these experiences you can only have in Exeter.

  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. 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...
  4. Concerts & Gigs in Exeter
    Music is everywhere in the city – day and night!
  5. On Saturday 23rd September, in Princesshay Square, fashion and beauty outlets in Exeter will showcase their latest collections and seasonal staples for you to come along and view and get inspired.
    1. 23 Sep 2017
  6. Exeter Street Food @ Piazza Terracina
    From May to September the Exeter Street Food Market takes places in various locations across Exeter. Experience street food at its best with locally sourced fresh produce served up in some of Exeter's most beautiful locations.
    1. 5 May 201729 Sep 2017
    2. 4 May 2017
    3. 18 May 2017
    4. 15 Jun 2017
    5. 20 Jul 2017
    6. 17 Aug 2017
    7. 21 Sep 2017
    8. 19 Oct 2017
    9. 1 Jun 2017
    10. 6 Jul 2017
    11. 3 Aug 2017
    12. 7 Sep 2017
    13. 5 Oct 2017
  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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