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

  1. Halloween Events in Exeter
    There is lots going on this Halloween in Exeter, from spooky family fun to adult-only fright nights for the not so easily scared!
  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. Halloween at Crealy

    Check out our top 16 events and activities to keep you busy this October half term.

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  4. Exeter Food & Drink Trail
    The Exeter Food & Drink Trail celebrates the fantastic local producers in and around Exeter.
  5. 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.
  6. Food & Drink in Exeter
    Choose from independent eateries located in historic buildings, waterside pubs and cafes, or restaurants overlooking Exeter Cathedral.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. Bonfire Night & Fireworks Events in Exeter
    The official guide to what's on this bonfire night in Exeter, Devon. There are some spectacular firework displays and family fun events in and around Exeter.
  2. Music, Theatre, Dance, Comedy & Entertainment all year round

  3. 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.
  4. Family Events in Exeter
    There's plenty going on for all the family and activities for children of all ages in Exeter.
  5. Exeter's Underground Passages
    Celebrate Halloween this October half-term at Exeter's spooky Underground Passages. Between 20–28 October there will be special 'Witches & Wizards Tours' where children are invited to explore under the city's streets on special guided tours and discover ingredients for magic spells.
    1. 20 Oct 201828 Oct 2018
  6. This fascinating behind-the-scenes tour takes you into the roof void high above the Nave, into the south tower, through the spaces in the north tower and onto the roof to enjoy the best views of Exeter (and beyond).
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  7. 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...
  8. ​​​​​​​During October half term, Exeter’s exetreme imagination festival of writing and stories features award-winning authors, including Philip Reeve, whose book Mortal Engines will be released as a Universal Pictures blockbuster movie directed by Peter Jackson. There will be writers, illustrators, storytellers and performers, with hats, puppets, a flying pony, a thoughtful sparrow, comics and far too much chocolate!
    1. 15 Oct 201827 Oct 2018

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