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 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..
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 natural history section (animal, vegetab..
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..
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 Restaurant, serving unique Brit..
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..
Iron Bridge, North Street GB - Exeter EX4 3RB
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..
67 Howell Rd GB - Exeter EX4 4LZ
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.
Cathedral Yard GB - Exeter EX1 1HD
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.
36 Southernhay East GB - Exeter EX1 1NX
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.
35 Fore St GB - Topsham EX3 0HR
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.
GB - Brampford Speke EX5 5DP
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..
London Rd GB - Rockbeare EX5 2EE
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 ..