Exeter Tourism

Exeter Tourism Guide

Why holiday or weekend break in Exeter? Located by the M5 and gateway to East Devon, South Devon and Dartmoor, Exeter is a compact and vibrant modern city with a fascinating past.

With Roman walls, unique underground passages and one of England’s greatest buildings, Exeter is packed with superb attractions. Discover its rich medieval past and sometimes violent modern history. Exeter Cathedral is a highlight. Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) is a gem.

Today, the city is geared for leisure. Take advantage of its position by the River Exe and Exeter Canal and walk or cycle from the amazing historic quayside to the stunning Exe Estuary. Alternatively, climb, canoe or paddle board. Follow the city’s many walking trails. Try the Exe Estuary Trail or Exe Valley Way.

For a more relaxed holiday or weekend break, Exeter is a centre for Westcountry food and drink and shopping. Unwind at one of the many restaurants and cafes down at the quayside and enjoy performances at Exeter’s theatres. Visit Mol’s Coffee House that looks out across Cathedral Close to Exeter Cathedral. Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh are said to have been regular customers!

Last, Exeter’s a great place in which to base yourself if you fancy exploring East Devon, South Devon and Dartmoor. Trains and buses connect city and these destinations. Explore the west end of the Jurassic Coast Dorset and East Devon UNESCO World Heritage Site. Day trip to The English Riviera and Dartmoor.