A cultural and architectural masterpiece, Exeter Cathedral is a source of local pride for its history, grandeur, and contributions to the local community. Mighty and magnificent, the building was consecrated in 1133 and features two huge towers that were part of the original Norman structure. As well as events like tile painting, treasure hunts, and drawing competitions, the cathedral also offers a range of family fun events, and a Friday Night Café where locals and volunteers serve Exeter’s homeless and vulnerably housed.
Found in the city centre, the stunning and spiritual house of worship is situated just a ten-minute walk from Jurys Inn Exeter.
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery is housed in a striking Victorian building close to the city centre, home to a number of displays from prehistoric to modern times, and the largest art gallery in the city. You can discover a range of more than a million objects from all over the world, including botanical, zoological, and archaeological collections, as well as local history, while there are also behind-the-scenes tours, illustration workshops, botanical walks, and plenty of activities for the whole family.
Admission is free, with the museum open Tuesday to Sunday – 10am to 5pm. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery is a brief ten-minute walk from our Exeter hotel.
Deep below Exeter’s High Street you’ll find an incredible network of underground passages, dating back to the 14th century and home to some of the city’s most interesting history. The passages were originally built to help bring drinking water into the city during medieval times. There are various exhibitions and video presentations as well as a guided tour, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the passages.
Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for under 18s, and opening times depend on the time of year. You can find the entrance to the Exeter Underground Passages just a five-minute walk from Jurys Inn.
Red Coat Guided Tours
You can explore the beautiful sights and sounds of Exeter in style with one of the Red Coat Guided Tours, free guided walks that take you to the most interesting historical spots in the city. With a variety of tours showing you around the canal, cathedral, and quayside as well as themed tours like the Murder and Mayhem, Red Coat Mystery, and Halloween tours, everyone can enjoy learning about Exeter’s heritage. Booking isn’t required – just pick a walk and meet the guide at the stated location at the set time.