Did you know?
1.Exeter began as a Roman town and its name can be traced to when it was a known as Isca Dumnoniorum deriving from its proximity to the River Exe.
2.70% of the Roman walls around Exeter still survive today along with the underground passages.
3.Chris Martin of Coldplay was born and educated in Exeter.
Brampford SpekeThis pretty village is situated just three miles to the north of Exeter. There is a gastro pub serving food celebrating local produce, a primary school and an active village hall. The River Exe meanders around the village outskirts offering lovely walks.
TopshamOnce a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, Topsham still retains a strong maritime flavour. The quaint historic town has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, plus wonderful sunsets above the estuary.
IdeOnce a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, Topsham still retains a strong maritime flavour. The quaint historic town has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, plus wonderful sunsets above the estuary.
Exeter offers fantastic city centre shopping opportunities at the Princesshay centre with John Lewis adjacent.
Gandy Street, Fore Street and the Castle quarter offer independent boutiques while larger chain stores are found on the outskirts of the city. For a more local experience try Magdalen Road with its award-winning deli, fishmongers, farm shop and independent wine store.
A fantastic gastropub with a separate cocktail lounge on the first floor. Renowned for friendly service and award-winning food using the best fresh ingredients.
This independent city centre bar/pub manages to combine being a pub for locals as well as a destination for good food.
Located just above Exeter Quay this traditional pub is bursting with character and serves excellent locally sourced food in an historical building.
The Old Firehouse
This rustic, dark wood pub is widely known as one of Exeter's best ale and cider pubs, popular with students and locals alike.
The Cork and Tile
This independent café and restaurant serves authentic Portuguese cuisine, with bright décor and a relaxing atmosphere to complete the experience.
Locally owned, this vibrant independent restaurant with a buzzing atmosphere serves delicious sizzling steaks, pizzas and fajitas with a great wine list.
This compact, busy restaurant in the city centre has fabulous dishes and a superb fixed price rapid lunch menu for business diners or shoppers in a hurry.
Exeter St Davids train station provides a direct service to London in just over two hours.
Access to M5 at Exeter. Regular bus service around the city. Ferry from the quay to local canal pubs and independent canoe and paddle boat hire.