Things to see and do - Exeter
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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.
Tourist attractions Exeter : Things to see and do
1 The Cloisters GB - Exeter EX1 1HS
The Norman transept towers are the earliest part of the cathedral (12C); the twin towers are not identical (the northern tower was built earlier), they mount solidly through tiers of blind arcading and intersecting arches to the castellations and ang..
st. Queen GB - Exeter EX4 3RX
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 museum also has an active educational ..
Drewsteignton, nr d'Exeter GB - Drewsteignton EX6 6PB
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..
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..
Southernhay East GB - EXETER EX1 1QF
The 4-star family friendly Mercure Southgate Hotel is in the heart of Exeter - Gateway to the South West. This modern hotel neighbours the Cathedral & Restaurant and Shopping areas of Princesshay, Bedford Square & Quay. The hotel is perfectly situate..
Mary Arches Street GB - Exeter EX4 3AZ
Prix Prices from : 80 £
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..
67 Howell Rd GB - Exeter EX4 4LZ
Rustic, city centre pub with an eclectic mix of art and a vintage table football game. Hearty, satisfying dishes use West Country produce. They breed their own pigs and all parts of the animal are used; pork dishes are particularly popular.
Station Rd GB - Exton EX3 0PR
Bright, modern, open-plan country dining pub with high vaulted ceilings, a semi-circular bar and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The eclectic menu offers tasty, globally influenced dishes and local specialities.
Cathedral Yard GB - Exeter EX1 1HD
Smart, contemporary restaurant in a famous old hotel; sit by the window for cathedral views. Modern British menus offer flavoursome dishes with lots of ingredients on the plate; lunch represents the best value. Formal service.
36 Southernhay East GB - Exeter EX1 1NX
GB - Brampford Speke EX5 5DP
Sweet little pub with a cobbled courtyard, which uses vegetables from its own polytunnel and lambs raised on its smallholding. Nibble on homemade pork scratchings while choosing a dish from the interesting Asian-inspired menu. Individually styled bed..
London Rd GB - Rockbeare EX5 2EE
Unassuming whitewashed 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 hig..