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Exeter Cathedral

Shut the door on your Exeter hotel and walk out into a maritime city where you can unpick the rich medieval history of the streets or carouse on the Quayside.

Historic Exeter

It’s tough to beat the experience of sitting in St Peter’s Cathedral’s pews as the sun streams across the ornate Gothic vaulting and a soprano voice breaks the silence. Sirs Walter Raleigh and Francis Drake would meet in the timbered Mol’s Coffee House in Cathedral Close, now a bookshop, and the medieval stronghold Rougemont Castle conducts tours and hosts charity gigs starring the likes of local lad Chris Martin from Coldplay.

Art and museums in Exeter

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum has its roots in the globetrotting Victorian era and holds a huge collection of antiquities, from Egyptian tapestry to Saxon household items. Get a taste of Tudor life at St Nicholas Priory which re-creates the 1602 home of the Hurst family.

Quirky things to do in Exeter

Leave your Exeter hotel and go subterranean on a tour of the city’s Underground Passages. Once above ground, visit the House That Moved, a Tudor dwelling that was transported brick by brick to a new location in 1961.

Events in Exeter

The Exeter Festival of Food and Drink showcases local produce and celebrity chefs in April. The Exeter Summer Festival welcomes international artists in comedy, classical music, dance, family entertainment and world music in June/July.

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Attractions in Exeter:

Killerton, Exeter. Courtesy of National Trust

Opening times:
Various according to season - please check before travelling Feb - Dec 2013 (various dates)

Athelhampton House and Gardens

Opening times:
Nov 2012 - Mar 2013; Sun only (various dates)

Cardiff Blues Rugby Season - Magners League

Opening times:
Sep 2012 - Apr 2013 (annual)

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre, St Austell. Courtesy of St Austell Tourist Information Centre
Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

Opening times:
Daily 10am-5pm Mar - Oct 2013 (annual)

Newport Gwent Dragons. Courtesy of Rodney Parade Ltd
Newport Gwent Dragons Rugby Season - Magners League

Opening times:
Sep 2012 - May 2013 (annual)

What's on in Exeter:

A la Ronde. Courtesy of britainonview
A la Ronde

Dates Open:
12/03/2015 to 30/10/2015
26/02/2015 to 06/03/2015

Totnes Castle seen from below the town. Courtesy of English Heritage
Totnes Castle

Dates Open:
02/01/2016 to 31/03/2016
02/01/2015 to 01/04/2015
01/04/2015 to 31/12/2015

Buckland Abbey

Dates Open:
14/02/2015 to 08/03/2015
14/02/2016 to 07/03/2016
18/12/2015 to 23/12/2015
14/03/2015 to 29/06/2015
06/11/2015 to 13/12/2015
01/07/2015 to 31/08/2015
01/09/2015 to 01/11/2015

The Comedy Club

Dates Open:
07/10/2015 to 07/10/2015
04/03/2015 to 04/03/2015
02/09/2015 to 02/09/2015
05/08/2015 to 05/08/2015
06/01/2016 to 06/01/2016
01/07/2015 to 01/07/2015
02/12/2015 to 02/12/2015
03/02/2016 to 03/02/2016
03/06/2015 to 03/06/2015
06/05/2015 to 06/05/2015
04/11/2015 to 04/11/2015
01/04/2015 to 01/04/2015

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