Fancy a weekend away? Why not discover Exeter

Located in the heart of Devon, the city of Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England.

With a history spanning 2,000 years, Exeter has much to show off, and there are historic buildings around every corner. Find out more about the city’s turbulent history on a free guided walking tour with the Red Coat Guides, running daily throughout the year. Visit the national award winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum, housed in a beautiful Victorian building with 16 galleries of exhibits to explore, and free admission.

Exeter Cathedral stands majestically in the centre of the city. It has the longest stretch of unbroken Gothic vaulting in the world, and is a wonderful place in which to worship, marvel at the acoustics of a classical concert or discover fascinating historical features.

The twin Norman towers of Exeter Cathedral dominate the skyline, and it’s possible to take a guided tour up one of these towers for spectacular 360 degree views of the city and out towards Dartmoor National Park.

Explore beneath the city’s streets on a guided tour of Exeter’s Underground Passages, a remarkable network of medieval subterranean passages originally built to bring fresh, drinking water into the city. Designated a unique ancient monument, this is the only attraction of its kind open to the public in Britain today.

Exeter’s location in Devon with coast and countryside just a stone’s throw away means it has a relaxed vibe, with plenty of opportunities for adventure. Just a short walk from the city centre is the Quayside, a hub of activity where you can go cycling, canoeing and climbing, or simply sit back and watch the world go by from one of the waterside pubs or cafes.

Being located as it is, surrounded by fertile farmland and close to miles of coastline means the quality of food and drink produced here is second to none. You’ll find local produce proudly featured on menus across the city, with wines and beers coming from outlying vineyards and breweries. Many of Exeter’s pubs have been serving visitors and locals for hundreds of years – you can taste real ales and fine wines in the historic pubs around the Cathedral Yard and High Street, reputed to have once been frequented by Sir Francis Drake and Charles Dickens

Excellent road, rail, bus and air links mean Exeter is within easy reach of the rest of the UK and it is an ideal hub for exploring the rest of Devon.

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Win a city break in Exeter

Includes one night stay at the Hotel du Vin with breakfast and dinner as well as entry to the historic Exeter Cathedral.

One lucky winner and their guest will win a night’s stay at Hotel du Vin, a historic hotel in the heart of the city. The hotel’s elegant rooms come with comfortable beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and power showers or roll-top baths, while the charming walled gardens hold a heated outdoor pool and a REN spa.

As well as a hearty breakfast, the winner will be treated to dinner at the hotel’s elegant Bistro, whose deliciously hearty dishes are inspired by the classics of British and French cuisine and rely heavily on the excellent local produce.

Also included in the prize is entry into Exeter Cathedral, one of England’s oldest and most beautiful cathedrals; and the city’s fascinating network of Underground Passages, dating from the 14th century.

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How to enter

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Competition closes Thursday 26th March 2020