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Exeter

Tourist Information Centres

Exeter Visitor Information & Tickets
Dix's Field
Exeter
EX1 1GF
evit@exeter.gov.uk
www.ExploreExeter.co.uk

Press Contact

Claire Toze
Tourism Promotion Officer
Exeter City Council
Economy & Tourism
Civic Centre
Paris Street
Exeter
EX1 1JJ
claire.toze@exeter.gov.uk
www.ExploreExeter.co.uk

Trade Contact

Victoria Hatfield
Exeter City Council
Economy & Tourism
Civic Centre
Paris Street
Exeter
EX1 1JJ
victoria.hatfield@exeter.gov.uk
www.heartofdevon.com

Destination

Exeter, the cultural heart of the West Country, hosts a year-round programme of vibrant events and festivals. It’s an intimate city with fresh air, birdsong and hilltops on the horizon. Original Roman walls circle the centre and virtually every period of architecture over the last 2000 years remains in splendid evidence, especially the centrally located medieval Exeter Cathedral. The Historic Quayside is great place to go boating, cycling, walking, bird watching and shopping in antique and craft cellars.

What's on Offer

Places to Visit

Exeter Cathedral
Underground Passages
Red Coat Guided Tours
St Nicholas Priory - A Tudor Home
Royal Albert Memorial Museum (Museum of the Year 2012)
Cricklepit Mill
Tuckers Hall
Quay House Visitor Centre
Topsham Museum
Bill Douglas Centre
21 The Mint
Exeter Guildhall

Entertainment

Exeter's cultural attractions include:
Exeter Phoenix
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Barnfield Theatre
Bike Shed Theatre
Cygnet New Theatre
Exeter Corn Exchange
Spacex Gallery
Castle Galleries
South Gate Gallery
Westpoint Arena
Mama Stones
The Cavern

Shopping

There are three shopping centres within Exeter - Princesshay, Guidhall and Harlequins, all includes high street names and independant retailers.
John Lewis opened in Exeter Autumn 2012.

Recreation & Sport

Exeter's sporting attractions include:
Saddles & Paddles (bike & canoe hire)
Exeter Cruises
Skirmish Paintball
Quay Climbing Centre
AS Watersports
Rout 2 Bar & Cycle Hire
Darts Farm Cycle Hire
Exe Estuary Cycle Trail
Exeter Chiefs Rugby
Exeter Racecourse
Exeter City Football Club
Tenpin

Holiday & Activity Centres

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre offers an extensive range of outdoor and adventurous activities.

Conference & Business Facilities

The University of Exeter provides extensive conference facilities, which has recently undergone extensive redevelopment. Sandy Park, located on the out skirts of Exeter, has flexible conference accommodation and provides with easy access to the M5 and A30.
A number of hotels and attractions within the city also provide conference and meeting facilities.

Accommodation

There is a wide range of accommodation within Exeter, including five star B&B's, four star hotels, travel accommodation and hostels.

Getting There

Road

The M5 finishes/starts on the ouskirts of Exeter, with easily signposted routes into the city, or to the nearest Park & Ride.
The A330/A303 provides an excellent scenuc route into Exeter from Somerset, Dorset.

Rail

Travelling to Exeter by rail couldn't be easier.
First Great Western - links to the Home Counties and London Paddington
Cross Country - links to Bristol, the Midlands and the North
South West Train - links to the home counties and London Waterloo
The main train station is Exeter St. David's, Exeter Central is located just off the main High Street in the city centre.

Sea

Nearest port is Plymouth with links to northern Spain.

Air

Exeter International Airport is located 6 miles outside of Exeter and offers excellent ait links within the UK and Europe.