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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
Killerton

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

Powderham Castle

Opening times:
Sun-Fri 11am-4.30pm (until 5.30pm 24 Jul-2 Sep) Apr - Oct 2013; not Sat (annual)

A la Ronde. Courtesy of britainonview
A la Ronde

Opening times:
Feb - Mar 2013; Weekends only (various dates)

The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway at full steam. © Dart Valley Railway plc
Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

Opening times:
Please check website for times and dates as these vary substantially Apr - Nov 2013 (annual)

The Gatehouse at Berry Pomeroy Castle, Totnes, Devon, England. Courtesy of English Heritage
Berry Pomeroy Castle

Opening times:
Apr-Jun & Sep: daily 10am-5pm
Jul & Aug: daily 10am-6pm
Oct: daily 10am-4pm Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)

What's on in Exeter:


Exeter Record & CD Fair

Dates Open:
05/05/2015 to 05/05/2015
01/09/2014 to 01/09/2014
30/06/2015 to 30/06/2015

Beautiful Days. Photo by Russell Liley, courtesy of DMF Music Ltd
Beautiful Days

Dates Open:
17/08/2014 to 19/08/2014

Fireworks. Photo by Claudia Fogg
Sidmouth Folk Week

Dates Open:
03/08/2014 to 09/08/2014

Torbay Week

Dates Open:
24/08/2014 to 29/08/2014

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