Exeter Visitor information

Exeter

An Introduction to Exeter

Exeter is located in the Southwest of England on the River Exe. It is the capital city of Devon. The city is also home to Exeter Cathedral, which dates back to Norman times. The surrounding area of Devon with its sweeping countryside are only a few miles from the centre. Exeter is also ideally placed to base a trip to branch out visiting places such as the famous Dartmoor National Park and the unspoilt beaches of two coastlines.

Attractions in Exeter

Exeter should be a treat for fans of religious attractions and architecture with Exeter Cathedral, six medieval churches and a priory. The Guildhall claims to be the oldest in Britain still serving its original purpose and Parliament Street is the world's narrowest. There are museums worth a visit along with the Historic Quayside with its shops, craft workshops and the chance to cross the river on a floating bridge. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum. You can visit the underground waterworks that would have provided water for many. With free 90 minute walking Red Coat guided tours the city is very accessible. The town is also situated near Dartmoor National Park for those who are walkers or wish to enjoy the scenery.

Getting to Exeter

By Car

Exeter is situated off the M5 and the A37, the latter which can be reached via the A30. It is approx. three and a half hours from London.

By Train

Exeter Central station is linked to London Waterloo, managed by Great Western, and other stations nearby are Exeter St Davids or Exeter St Thomas.

By Air

Exeter has an International Airport that is a 20 minute taxi ride to the city centre.

By Coach and Bus

Exeter is accesible by coach through National Epress and Megabus. Exeter has many public buses, run by individual companies not the council, with Stagecoach being the main operator.