Exeter is bursting with heritage as one of England’s historically significant towns. From medieval underground passages to the Gothic Cathedral, Exeter is a unique city with a myriad of exciting attractions to explore and a beautiful National Park to discover just outside the city. Take a look below for the best things to do in Exeter and start planning your trip today!

What's on in Exeter

30 August - 02 September
This summer Exeter Picturehouse returns to the stunning riverside setting of the Double Locks Pub. Films will start around dusk, but make sure you arrive earlier to enjoy the evening sun with something special from the onsite catering.

09  October
A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

Staff Recommends

Best Bar: Once Sir Francis Drake’s own watering hole,The Ship Inn offers a taste of Exeter’s heritage as well as 2 for 1 cocktails after 5pm! Find it a few minutes from Exeter Cathedral yard.

Best Restaurant: Harry’s Restaurant on Longbrook Street provides Exeter with delicious, locally sourced food, from 18oz T-bone steaks to their famous Harry’s Heart Attack dessert!

Best Shopping: With over 70 of the best high street shops, independent boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, Princesshay Shopping Centre is the place to go for a day of retail therapy – and only a couple of minutes from our Exeter hotel.

Best Sight: Joining the High Street and Waterbeer Street, Parliament Street is the narrowest in Europe, squeezing to just 2ft at its tightest point.

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