Things to see and do - Exeter
Unmissable tourist sites
Exeter Travel guide
Exeter : Michelin's recommendations
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
The Mint GB - Exeter EX4 3BL
This sandstone building was once the guest quarters of a Benedictine priory founded in 1087 which later became an Elizabethan merchant's home. In the Norman crypt, massive round columns support low ribbed vaulting. The Guest Hall and Prior's Room hav..
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 a..
North Street GB - Exeter EX4 3HG
The most striking features of this old municipal building are the magnificently decorated Tudor portico , added in 1593, the Chamber with a timber roof dating from 1468-1470, and the ornate Elizabethan oak panelling .
Queen Street GB - Exeter EX4 3SP
This elegant Victorian 4-star hotel is in the heart of Exeter, opposite Exeter Central Rail Station, 5 miles from the M5 motorway. Recently refurbished, the classic bedrooms each have a private modern bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. All rooms ha..
Cathedral Yard GB - Exeter EX1 1HD
Situated in the heart of Exeter in the stunning Cathedral Yard, Abode Exeter is Exeter's oldest hotel. It boasts elegantly decorated rooms, an award-winning chef and an on-site gym. The hotel is home to Michael Caines Fine Dining Restaurant, serving..
Southernhay East GB - EXETER EX1 1QF
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"The 4-star Mercure Southgate Hotel is located in the historical city of Exeter. The hotel was originally built around two Georgian townhouses. This modern hotel is situated in Southernhay business district and a short stroll from the Cathedral ..
36 Southernhay East GB - Exeter EX1 1NX
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.
35 Fore St GB - Topsham EX3 OHR
Cosy two-roomed restaurant in a charming riverside village, with bright décor and eye-catching Peter Blake art. Seasonally evolving menus features meat from the village butcher's and cheese from the nearby shop. Friendly, welcoming owners.
Magdalen St GB - Exeter EX2 4HY
An impressive steel and glass extension to a 19C hotel, with a curved wood roof and overlooking a delightful terrace. The large menu of brasserie classics mixes British, French, Spanish and Italian influences. Produce is carefully sourced.
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..
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.