A small city with a big heritage, Exeter is not a place to rest on its laurels. Proudly celebrating its fascinating ancient past through the preservation of its wonderful historical buildings which provide ample sightseeing opportunities, the roll call of attractions stretches far beyond the bygone, ensuring you’ll never be left wondering what to do in Exeter. Cue an alluring foodie scene, outdoor activities galore, an exciting variety of stage and screen entertainment, diverse festivals and plenty of options for when the sun goes down – not to mention our selection of welcoming hotels in Exeter – and you’ll be infinitely pleased you made the trip.
Things to do in Exeter
Surrounded by beautiful Devon countryside and waterways, Exeter offers a wide choice of indoor and outdoor activities, whatever your inclination. We’ve rounded up some of the best ways to keep yourself entertained during your visit.
Whether you’ve got a taste for the high street, are on the hunt for a unique gift or want to support local businesses, Exeter has it all. From modern shopping centres to luxurious designer shops, there’s something to suit every shopper.
Places to eat
Once a stalwart for homely Devon cuisine, Exeter now boasts a varied and adventurous foodie scene, attracting high-end chain restaurants, artisanal cafés where even the humble latte gets an ego boost, and sublime world food markets and festivals.