Visit Exeter and discover what everyone’s talking about…

There is something just a little bit special about Exeter and it really does have something for everyone.

Recently voted one of the top ten cities for a city break by the Independent, this beautiful city in the heart of Devon is perfectly positioned, with visitors never far away from all manner of picturesque locations. Beaches, moors and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are all at your fingertips.

If you’re in to ancient history, we’ve got it covered – 2,000 years of it, in fact! With its magnificent Gothic Cathedral at its heart, there are a number of distinct quarters to discover, including the Castle Quarter – home to the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum, and the West Quarter, packed full of independent shops, quirky eateries and arts venues. For the adventurous there are hidden Underground Passages to explore or rooftop tours of the Cathedral offering a panoramic view of the city, and beyond.

Fancy yourself as a bit of a culinary connoisseur? In Exeter we have the finest food and drink on offer. Like to treat yourself to a bit of retail therapy? We have a vibrant mix of high-street nationals and local independents. A diverse cultural scene also reflects Exeter’s strong identity as a small city with lots of character. You only need to take a glance at our what’s on calendar to see the sheer variety of events on offer, from food and drink festivals, to large-scale music events and world-class sporting fixtures.

Venture a short distance from the city centre, and discover Exeter’s beautiful Quayside – the place to try something new, including paddle-boarding, climbing, kayaking and even caving!

Exeter is whatever you want it to be – the very best hybrid of city and countryside that you are likely to find.

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Enjoy festival vibes this summer in Exeter

Enter our competition to win a weekend festival break

From 5th – 7th July, don’t miss the Exeter Festival, a 3 day jam packed summer extravaganza. On Friday 5th sit back and watch outdoor film screenings of recent blockbusters, on the 6th the Exeter Festival in the Park will see headliners the Hoosiers bring energetic pop rock to the stage in Northernhay Gardens, supported by hi-energy 10 piece band Joey the Lips. On Sunday 7th the Festival Funday in the Park will be packed full of free family entertainment and activities. Alongside the non-stop entertainment, local food and drink producers will be on hand throughout the weekend to keep you feeling energised!

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.

Win a weekend festival break in Exeter with 2 tickets to Exeter Festival in the Park on 6th July.

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