A vibrant Devon city with a fascinating history

The city of Exeter is relatively modest in size, but has much to offer both in terms of visitor attractions and interesting things to do.

Exeter has a rich and varied 2,000 year history which dates back to before Roman times. This is evident in the many unique and fascinating visitor attractions around the city. Must-see historical points of interest include the Underground Passages, magnificent Cathedral and Roman Wall. For an in-depth history fix, visitors can book Red Coat Guided Tours or explore the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

As well as the historical aspect to Exeter, the city has a varied cultural and arts scene. The fine selection of eateries to choose from make Exeter a great destination for foodies. Together with cafes and bars and a great mix of independent shops and businesses, visitors will love to indulge in some retail therapy.

A packed calendar of sporting events, live music and entertainment takes place in the city throughout the year. Check the local what’s on guide before you visit to see if a big match or concert is going ahead. Being in the heart of Devon means that you’re in a great location to explore activities and adventure in the surrounding countryside. The world famous Jurassic Coast is not far away.

Get inspired to visit Exeter, see our things to do guide for a top day out in the city.