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

  1. Take an Exetercation -  Your Holiday From Home Guide
    If you're lucky enough to live in or near Exeter, you have everything you need for a holiday, right on your doorstep. We can't guarantee the weather, but whatever you like to do on holiday - relaxing on the beach, getting active, or trying something new, you can pretty much guarantee you'll find it here in Devon. So why not take time out to explore Exeter this summer, using the safety and comfort of your own home as your base - we're calling it an Exetercation!
  2. Know Before You Go
    We can't wait for you to visit Exeter again. Rest assured we have been doing all we can to make sure your visit is as safe as possible, and businesses across the city have been working hard to put measures in place ready for your visit. Find out more about planning your visit...
  3. Win a City Break in Exeter
    Immerse yourself in Exeter's history with this fantastic city break. The prize includes an overnight stay at Hotel Du Vin with dinner, plus entry into Exeter Cathedral and the Underground Passages
  4. Shopping in Exeter
    See what Exeter's shops have been doing to ensure the city centre is a safe and welcoming environment for visitors
  5. 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.
  6. Win a Family Break at Ladram Bay
    We have teamed up with Ladram Bay Holiday Park to offer a fantastic family short break in one of their Comfort Holiday Homes, plus tickets to the World of Country Life.
  7. 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.
  8. People walking

    We’ve put together a selection of walks across the city and beyond which boasts fascinating history and spectacular views…

    12 Jun 2020

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

  1. RAMM Exhibition: The Lost Words
    The Lost Words is a unique collaborative project between writer Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris. Taking the form of both an exhibition and a book published by Hamish Hamilton, The Lost Words celebrates the relationship between language and the living world, and of nature’s power to spark the imagination.
    1. 19 Oct 201912 Jan 2020
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    3. 19 Oct 202012 Jan 2021
  2. Cows (c) Devon County Show Credit: Geoff & Tordis Pagotto
    Billed as Devon’s Big Day Out, the Devon County Show is a showcase for aspects of life and work in the county as well as entertainment, shopping and good food.
    1. 20 May 202122 May 2021
  3. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

  4. 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.
  5. At Roly's Fudge, visitors can watch fudge being made right in front of their eyes. Using artisan methods, the fudge is a melt-in-the-mouth experience made in a variety of flavours.
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
    2. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019
    3. 1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020
  6. Powderham Castle Food Festival
    Powderham Food Festival is a staple in every foodie's calendar. With an array of food stalls, demonstrations, workshops, talks, live music and so much more, the Powderham Food Festival is the foodie event of the south west!
    1. 3 Oct 20204 Oct 2020
  7. Avocet
    Throughout our Guided Bird Watching Cruises you will have a commentary on the species, habitat, feeding methods and behaviours of the birds that are visible from three of our favourite ornithologists
    1. 7 Feb 20209 Feb 2020
    2. 20 Feb 202023 Feb 2020
    3. 7 Mar 20208 Mar 2020
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    7. 29 Dec 2020
  8. St Nicholas Priory
    Heritage Open Days – England’s largest festival of culture and history – will take place will be goin on 11th - 20th September 2020 so watch this space for updates! Heritage Open Days offers a unique opportunity to visit, free of charge, some of Exeter’s most interesting and unusual historical sites and buildings.
    1. 11 Sep 202020 Sep 2020
  9. This vibrant and intriguing contemporary art exhibition explores the female-gendered relationship with the sea and seaweed. 'Sea Garden' brings together RAMM's first South West Commission, a moving-image work by Bryony Gillard, alongside works by internationally-renowned contemporary artists.
    1. 16 Nov 201926 Jan 2020
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    3. 16 Nov 202026 Jan 2021

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