C. Pincesshay & High Street, Exeter

C. Pincesshay & High Street, Exeter


Exeter is arguably the best shopping destination in the Westcountry. The Exeter Princesshay & Exeter High Street area is where you'll find the UK's biggest retailers.


Exeter's Underground Passages

One of South West England's quirkiest visitor attractions, explore the underground passages below the city. The passages were used as part of a system to bring fresh water into the city.

'Exeter's Underground Passages are a unique ancient monument: no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain.' (Exeter's Underground Passages guidebook)



All the major coffee chains are in Princesshay & High Street from Caffe Nero to Starbucks and Pret A Manger to Costa Coffee.


Pubs and bars

Try the Ship Inn where the High Street meets Exeter Cathedral Close.



There's a cluster of restaurants at the southern end of Princesshay including Wagamama Exeter and Lloyd's Kitchen. Also head for Queen Street Dining in the Guildhall Shopping Centre for lots of restaurants in one place.


Exeter Woollen Trail, Exeter City Wall Trail and Exeter Medieval Trail

Walk around Princesshay & High Street and you'll see many remarkable buildings and points of interest.

We'd recommend following Exeter Woollen TrailExeter City Wall Trail and Exeter Medieval Trail to discover Exeter's history.


Exeter Guildhall

One particularly remarkable building is Exeter Guildhall.


Exeter churches

We'd also suggest you visit the many distinctively coloured churches located in Princesshay & High Street. The ruins of St Catherine's Almshouses are fascinating.


People watching

Princesshay & High Street is probably the best place to observe people in Exeter. Grab a coffee and watch life go by.