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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. Sport in Exeter
    Here in Exeter we are passionate about sport, perhaps inspired by the fresh air and wide open space surrounding the city!
  5. Entertainment & Nightlife in Exeter
    Whether it's relaxed drinks beside the river watching the world go by, live music, theatre or cocktails and dancing the night away – however you want to spend your evening, Exeter’s got it covered!
  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. The Exeter Northcott Theatre Graduate Company are proud to present Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors - set in Rougemont Gardens in the City Centre. The comedy is fast and furious in this uproarious story of two pairs of identical twins, separated at birth. Mayhem, mischief and mistaken identities litter the road to their ultimate reunion in Shakespeare’s paciest and most hilarious farce. Expect plenty of clowning and lots of laughter. This outdoor unseated theatre event also gives theatre goes the chance to watch this classic comedy with a relaxed summer picnic if pre-ordered from the box office.
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  6. Major Events in Exeter
    An overview of confirmed major events in Exeter for this year.
  7. Exhibitions in Exeter
    Exeter is the main place to visit for major touring art, photographic exhibitions and themed events.

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