Exeter in the beautiful county of Devon is a superb city and an excellent gateway to the South West coast of England. Boasting a wealth of history, beautiful architecture as well as an abundance of shopping and other activities, Exeter is a gem on England’s Southern coast.
The city has a wealth of history and culture waiting to be unearthed so fall in love with the Exeter Cathedral, one of the city’s true highlights, and marvel at its outstanding vaulted ceiling, beautiful stained glass and 15th century Astronomical clock. Home to a number of museums, Exeter’s standout museum is perhaps the Royal Memorial Museum, showcasing Exeter’s own history as well as numerous other exhibits so is well worth spending the afternoon in. Just outside the city, you will also find the beautiful Powderham Castle and with its entertaining guided tours, themed events and play area, it is a fantastic family day out.
With a lively atmosphere, Exeter offers its visitors lots to do including Red Coat guided tours of the city and shopping. In the heart of the city, you will find the charming Princesshay Quarter boasting a large array of shops and a scenic backdrop. Be sure to also spend time in the city’s historic Quayside as you will find cute antique shops, take a tranquil boat trip or soak up the atmosphere in one of this picturesque area’s many friendly pubs.
Discover the delights of Devon and venture out of the city, a definite must visit is the Dartmoor National Park. There are also lots of quaint villages to unearth as well as great seaside towns dotted along the channel coast including Torquay which offers visitors beautiful promenades to walk along. What’s more is that Cornwall is within easy reach being only an hour’s drive from the airport.