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

01 - 31 December
Discover the magic of Christmas this year at the Crealy Christmas Spectacular. Visitors can enjoy indoor and outfoor fun with new Christmas attractions featuring a Christmas Ice Show and Santas Toy Shop.

12 January 2019
Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, Beyond the Barricade is back for the 19th successive year.

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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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