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Exeter is well located at the head of the navigable waters of the River Exe and proud of its long history (many traces of which were erased by German bombing). In the Middle Ages, Exeter was a great wool trade centre and some of the old houses of that period have been restored in the city centre. Exeter owes its charm to its crescents and terraces, plus its grey stone cathedral, which contrasts with the city’s red sandstone churches and ramparts, as well as its red brick Georgian houses.

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Tourist attractions Exeter : Things to see and do

  • Exeter Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    1 The Cloisters

    The Romanesque towers of the transept are the oldest part of Exeter Cathedral; most of the edifice was remodelled in the 13C and completed in the 14C. Inside, the most striking feature is the tierceron vault, in the nave that reaches over 91m. Also n..

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  • This building, built in memory of Prince Albert (1896), contains superb collections of artefacts covering four main areas of interest: natural history, archeology, ethnography and fine and decorative arts. The natural history section (animal, vegetab..

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  • Castle Drogo Interesting

    Drewsteignton, nr d'Exeter

    When he discovered that he was descended from a Norman aristocrat, Dru or Drogo, who lived in the 12C, the rich grocer Julius Drewe had Edwin Lutyens create an extraordinary castle in his name. The castle was built 1911-1930 from granite taken from D..

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Hotels Exeter

  • St Olaves Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Mary Arches Street GB - Exeter EX4 3AZ

    Prix Prices from : 84 £

    St Olaves Hotel is a small, intimate hotel in the very centre of historic Exeter and a few minutes’ walk from the high street, Princesshay shopping centre and Exeter University. The family-run hotel is a listed Georgian town house with a cascading s..

  • City Gate Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Iron Bridge, North Street GB - Exeter EX4 3RB

    Prix Prices from : 65 £

    In the heart of Exeter, The City Gate offers modern rooms, free Wi-Fi and a beer garden. Exeter Central and Exeter St Davids Railway Stations are nearby and the M5 motorway is within easy reach. Each air-conditioned en suite room at The City Gate Ho..

  • Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel

    Queen Street GB - EXETER EX43SP

    We have 98 bedrooms including suites, all stylish and designed with your comfort in mind. Our friendly team can help you arrange business meetings and conferences, and if you are looking for a stunning place to tie the knot, then you will see why we ..

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Restaurants Exeter

  • Southernhay House Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    36 Southernhay East GB - EX2 1NX Exeter

  • La Petite Maison Comfortable restaurant 

    35 Fore St GB - EX3 0HR Topsham

    Cosy two-roomed restaurant in a charming riverside village, with bright décor and eye-catching Peter Blake art. Seasonally evolving menus feature meat from the village butcher's and cheese from the nearby shop. Friendly, welcoming owners.

  • Lazy Toad Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    GB - EX5 5DP Brampford Speke

    A sweet, Grade II listed pub with a beautiful walled garden and a charming cobbled courtyard. Much of the produce comes from their polytunnel, vegetable plot and orchard, opposite, and lamb from their smallholding features in spring. Fresh flowers an..

  • Jack in the Green Traditional pubs serving food 

    London Rd GB - EX5 2EE Rockbeare

    Green-painted pub with a warm, welcoming interior. Cooking is taken seriously and they are keen to support local producers. A vast array of menus feature both pub and restaurant style dishes, and you can mix and match between them; the 6 highlighted ..

  • Rusty Bike Traditional pubs serving food 

    67 Howell Rd GB - EX4 4LZ Exeter

    A bohemian pub which appeals to lovers of traditional British food. Daily changing menus feature hearty, masculine dishes. They butcher rare breed pigs on-site, cure their own bresaola and smoke their own ham. Sit in the cosy snug.

  • Magdalen Chapter Comfortable restaurant 

    Magdalen Rd GB - EX2 4HY Exeter

    An impressive steel and glass extension to a 19C hotel, with a curved wood roof and a delightful terrace. The large menu of brasserie classics mixes British, French, Spanish and Italian influences. Produce is carefully sourced.

  • Michael Caines Comfortable restaurant 

    Cathedral Yard GB - EX1 1HD Exeter

    Contemporary restaurant with well-spaced tables, set within a famous hotel; sit by the window for cathedral views. Modern British menus offer tasty, well-presented dishes comprising lots of different ingredients. Service is formal.

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