A bountiful coastline and a rich history combine to form Exeter, an ancient and picturesque city along England’s southern coast. From the mesmerising cliffs of the Jurassic Coast to the well-preserved Powderham Castle, Exeter is a delightful display of English heritage.
Things to do in Exeter
Travel back in time at the Jurassic Coast. Stretching for 160 kilometres, this dynamic coastline offers a wonderful display of natural spoils. Hunt for prehistoric fossils, learn how early life flourished on Earth and enjoy a varied landscape of carved arches, bays and cliffs.
Spend an exhilarating day at Crealy Great Adventure Park. Experience the thrills of over 60 heart-racing rides, including twisting roller coasters and gravity-defying swing sets. In between attractions you can explore an exotic zoo teeming with meerkats, wallabies, emus and marmoset monkeys.
Take a tour of the majestic Exeter Cathedral and explore over 900 years’ worth of history. Considered one of best cathedrals in England, the Exeter Cathedral is a fine example of Gothic architecture. Reach the top of the cathedral’s tower and enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Navigate the narrow medieval corridors of Exeter’s Underground Passages. Built in the 15th century to bring clean drinking water to the people of Exeter, the passages are the only one of their kind in England open to the public. Join a guided tour to discover the fascinating tales of war, sieges and plague that have riddled these walls.
Getting around Exeter
Flights arrive at Exeter International Airport, which is around a 30-minute drive or train ride from the centre of Exeter. Trains run hourly from London Paddington station to Exeter St. Davids station, located 15 minutes’ stroll from the city centre. Exeter is small and walkable and features scenic cycling paths.