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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. Visit Topsham
    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.
  3. Exeter Christmas Market
    This year's Christmas Market will run from Thursday 15th November until Sunday 16th December organised by Exeter Cathedral. The market support local businesses and performers, with an exciting mix of continental and local, independent traders, showcasing the best of festive food, crafts and gifts. The west front bandstand showcases local bands, carol singers and choirs able to bid for free slots to entertain traders and customers.
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  4. Exeter Food & Drink Trail
    The Exeter Food & Drink Trail celebrates the fantastic local producers in and around Exeter.
  5. What’s new in Exeter this Christmas

    There's lots of new festive fun coming over to Exeter this Christmas. Check out our blog post to find out now. 

    22 Nov 2018
  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. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

  2. 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.
  3. Family Events in Exeter
    There's plenty going on for all the family and activities for children of all ages in Exeter.
  4. Welcome to Exeter Racecourse & Conference Centre ... the South West's most prestigious racecourse, sitting high on the top of Haldon Hill, just outside Exeter with wonderful views down towards Dartmoor.
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  5. 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 and even Santa pays a special visit!
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  6. 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.
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  7. Exeter Cathedral Choristers

    Check out some tradtional Christmas events that are happening in Exeter this winter 

    22 Nov 2018

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