Exeter in Devon is an enjoyable place to visit for a city break
its location also makes an ideal base from which to discover other attractions and sights in the county. The medieval St. Peters Cathedral is well worth visiting, the cathedral has the longest unbroken Gothic Vault ceiling in Europe. The misericords are thought to be the oldest in the country, there are guided tours offered in April to October of this impressive cathedral.
If you are on a short break holiday
an excellent way to see the city and learn about its past is to join a guided walk tour you will see the medieval houses and the Municipal Guildhall in Exeterís high street among other highlights. The 14th century Guildhall building is still in use and is open to the public, you should check opening times with the Guildhall direct or from the Tourist Information Office.
A short distance from the High Street situated on Queen Street is the Royal Albert Memorial Museum with silverware, clock and watch collections as well as other good interesting displays and picture gallery.
The Old Quayside is approximately a ten minute walk from the city centre it features an assortment of historic buildings and warehouses and is popular with locals and visitors alike you can browse round the antique shops enjoy a riverside picnic (weather permitting!) or lunch in one of the bars, cafes or restaurants.
The old bonded warehouses operate as businesses such as shops and tea -rooms the quayside is an ideal place to spend some time you can enjoy a stroll or hire a bike and enjoy a cycle ride. There are various river and canal boat trips available in the main holiday season and at weekends which may interest you, a nice relaxing way to spend some time. If you are an angler you can obtain a permit and enjoy some fishing on the River Exe and the canal. There are also regular events held at the Quay through the summer months.
Exeter has all the usual high street stores such as Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Next etc. as well as many independent ones, sufficient to keep you busy for awhile. You will find a variety of nightlife to be enjoyed from cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and a large selection of pubs, many of which serve food; there are also some nice restaurants to choose from for your evening meal.
Exeter is one of Englandís oldest cities you might like to take one of the self-guided heritage trails and discover more of Exeterís history yourselves.
The Underground Passages are a series of Medieval tunnels an unusual visitor attraction under the High Street dating from the 14th century the passages were used to bring water into the city centre. These ancient city passageways are thought to be Britainís only system of passages that open to the public. (Due to the Princesshay Development the passages will be closed until the autumn of 2007). If you are planning a visit to the city and would have liked to incorporate a tour of these ancient passages you should contact Exeter Tourist Information Office for more up to date information on when the attraction will be reopened).
You can get to Exeter by air there are regular chartered and scheduled flights from the U.K. National Express operate coach services to Exeter. There are train services from many main U.K. stations.
Accommodation choices include hotels, hostels and B&Bs there is something to suit all budgets. Exeter and the surrounding area have lots to offer whether you are looking for a short or longer stay holiday.