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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. 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.
  2. Win a Family Break in Exeter
    Enter our summer competition for the chance to experience an unforgettable family glamping break at the award-winning Crealy Meadows just outside Exeter.
  3. Family Events in Exeter
    There's plenty going on for all the family and activities for children of all ages in Exeter.
  4. 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.
  5. Food & Drink in Exeter
    Choose from independent eateries located in historic buildings, waterside pubs and cafes, or restaurants overlooking Exeter Cathedral.
  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 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.
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  4. Experience the best in live acrobats, street performers, music, children’s shows and much more! Join us on 9-10th June, for a sensational weekend of FREE entertainment, as we bring some of our favourite acts from Covent Garden, right to the heart of Exeter!
    1. 9 Jun 201810 Jun 2018
  5. 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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  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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