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!
Let’s Rock Exeter! will return to the magnificent Powderham Castle with a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s!
Exeter welcomes Sir Tom Jones to Powderham an unforgettable evening of entertainment!
17 - 19 August
Beautiful Days Festival started in 2003 and is an annual weekend music festival which takes place in Devon. The festival has music and entertainment across six stages plus a children’s area in the centre of the festival for toddlers through to teens, walkabout theatre, site art installations, comedy, theatre, family camping, food & craft stalls, healing area, play areas and real ale bars run by Otter Brewery.
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.