Take advantage of the many walking tour routes around the city, either with a guide or with a solo trek.
Be sure to take in Exeter Cathedral, which dates from the 12th century, or nearby St Nicholas Priory, with its unique collection of rare Elizabethan items.
A 15-minute walk from the city centre lies Exeter's historic Quayside; a picturesque area filled with fascinating architecture, boat trips, and even climbing!
For a taste of the more unusual, visit the nearby West Quarter. It's home to many unusual attractions including an Egyptian catacomb, Tudor homes and a Benedictine Priory.
Dining & Shopping
A great place to shop in the High Street. This is a sprawling, 1-mile street with a wealth of high street favourites as well as book shops, music shops, and independent stores selling handmade goods.
The nearby Guildhall Shopping Centre is also packed with top high street names.
To find local produce, visit one of the city centre markets, which take place daily.
For an Exeter dining experience, the city is filled with quaint Tudor buildings, transformed into modern cafes and coffee shops without losing their appearance or historic character.
Tea on the Green, in the city centre, is a popular haunt for tourists and locals alike, where you can enjoy an afternoon tea while watching the world go by.
Did you know?
The city is infamous for being the last place in the UK where a woman was tried and executed for witchcraft - the exact spot of Alice Molland's execution is now a city centre bar called Timepiece.
Exeter's Guildhall is the oldest civic building in Britain and has been in regular use since 1468.
Exeter was first occupied in 250 BC.