What’s On in Exeter

Find out What's On In Exeter, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing, Sports, Events, Nightclubs, Places to stay, Hotels in Exeter, with our comprehensive website. Whether you live in Exeter, are visiting or looking to move here, you will be able to find places to stay, the best places to eat and drink, properties to buy or rent, local news & events, activities for the whole family, unique places to shop, beautiful scenic locations, historic landmarks, city centre entertainment, attractions and more!

What’s on in Exeter

~Things To See and Do, Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay in Exeter~

Whether you’re looking for things to do in Exeter such as events and attractions or are planning where to stay in Exeter, you’ll find everything you need for your Exeter holiday on What's On In Exeter.com.

Attractions and Places to Visit in Exeter

Attractions and Places to Visit in Exeter

Exeter is a beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture. Head into Cathedral Green and discover a wonderful ring of charming historic buildings, which today house a diverse variety of art galleries, book shops, antique stores and pubs which appear to have been frozen in time. The area has in the large part remained practically unchanged in over a century.

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Places to stay in Exeter

Places to Stay in Exeter

If you are looking for a luxury break, Exeter has a great selection of top quality hotels, or if you prefer to stay somewhere smaller and more intimate, there are plenty of conveniently located B&Bs and Guest houses to choose from.

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Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

Exeter is location on the River Exe, surrounded by countryside and close to the coast, lends itself perfectly to outdoor activities, such as walking, cycling and watersports. There is also plenty to do out of season, with the south west's largest indoor climbing wall just one of many indoor activities in the city.

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~Things to do in Exeter, Activities and Attractions in Exeter~

~Food and Drinks in Exeter~

Exeter is enjoying a food and drink revolution with more and more great eating establishments and international menus. It has been voted one of the top places to eat out in the UK, by Which Good Food Guide. There are cafes and tea shops in charming historic buildings, restaurants and bistros with great views and independent restaurants serving top quality Devon produce. Head to Princesshay or Queen St Dining for plenty of choice of eateries serving international cuisines.

Food and Drinks in Exeter

Food and Drinks

From fine dining and afternoon tea to pop-up markets and humble street food, Exeter is packed with options to suit any mood offering any and every cuisine you can think of.

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Harry's Restaurant
Harry's Restaurant

Rated as one of the best restaurants in Exeter on TripAdvisor, Harry’s has established itself to become the go-to dining den on the neighbourhood food scene.

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Queen St Dining
Queen St Dining

Queen St Dining is the perfect location for Exeter’s food-loving residents and city visitors to sample the finest fare from local food heroes and unique cuisines.
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@Angela’s Restaurant
@Angela’s Restaurant

Our restaurant is little off the beaten track in the west quarter of the city but offers quality dining in Exeter. The Fish and Seafood we use come from day boat landed.
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Comptoir Libanais
Comptoir Libanais

Comptoir Libanais serves up healthy and honest Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine in a friendly and colourful canteen. From fresh salads and hearty tagines..
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~Shopping, Health & Wellbeing in Exeter~

Make sure to discover Exeter’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options. 

Shopping & Fashion in Exeter

Shopping & Fashion in Exeter

Exeter has independent shops dotted throughout the city, though there are some streets with more shops than others. There are also a number of specialist shops, including jewellers, art galleries, toy stores, antiques dealers and seaside gift shops, as well as countless boutiques.

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Health and Wellbeing in Exeter

Health & Wellbeing in Exeter

Unwind in luxurious treatment rooms in a choice of beautiful and professional salons around Exeter. Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Waxing, Consultations, Massages and more are offered in Exeter’s best beauty salons.

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Veterans In Need C.I.C
Veterans In Need C.I.C

We provide Help and Info for Veterans, Service Personnel and their Families including members of the community.

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Cavanna Homes
Cavanna Homes

Established in 1923 Cavanna Homes is a family business, building elegant homes for nearly a century. Now the largest independent house builder based in the South West,

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~What’s on in Exeter the versatile website!~

We have people visiting our website from all over the country and helping them have a good time in Exeter. Using our What's On In Exeter website you can explore the best places to visitthings to do, hotelsrestaurants and much more! We even have an online business directory where you can search for the services of various trades people and many other sectors. 

Local services in Exeter

Local Services

Visitors, students and residents of Exeter can find information about local services and amenities or visit Events to find out more about local events or Local Traders about local tradespeople.

Properties for Sale & Rent in Exeter

Properties for Sale & Rent

Estate agencies in Exeter are offering a great variety of properties on the area's favourite locations. In Exeter you can find an excellent selection of properties for sale and rent.

Things to do in Exeter

Things to do

Enjoy a family day out in Exeter, with different things to do whatever the weather. Explore green spaces, laser tag and play centres.

~Latest Exeter Lifestyle & Culture News~

Exceptional Exeter College once again awarded “Outstanding” by Ofsted 

Exeter College is celebrating after a full Ofsted Inspection, which has resulted in the College retaining the impressive accolade ofOutstanding.   Eight years since its last inspection Ofsted again confirmed that Exeter College is an Outstanding College. The College also scored the top assessment of ‘strong’ for its approach to meeting the skills needs of the area. This makes Exeter College the first college in the country to achieve the highest judgement in both elements of Ofsted’s new enhanced inspections.   The 21-strong Ofsted inspection team visited every College site and reviewed every facet of the College offer from 29 November to 2 December 2022.  Exeter College Principal and CEO, John Laramy CBE said: “At a time when the national press is talking about Ofsted raising the bar for their top grade the team at Exeter College has demonstrated that we have sustained Outstanding, even in the new rigorous enhanced framework.   “I would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone who contributed to this exceptional sector-leading outcome, especially our amazing learners, apprentices, staff and governors. Ofsted has recognised what I see from our students, apprentices and staff every single day.”  Bindu Arjoon, Chair of the Board of Governors, added: “We are delighted that the hard work of everyone at the College has been recognised in this way. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank all the students, staff and stakeholders for their personal contribution to our Outstanding College.”  The College achieved the top Ofsted…


Westcountry Payroll unveils its new name and brand identity

Exeter based firm Westcountry Payroll is excited to announce that it will now be operating under the new trading name Astria Precision Payroll Limited. The refreshed Astria brand aligns with its objective of delivering comprehensive, reliable, and efficient payroll management services to its clients. Westcountry Payroll was established in 1996. The business has since grown and evolved, and now manages payroll for over 300 businesses across the UK. The name Astria, meaning goddess of precision, represents the company’s high level of accuracy as well as its wider reach.  Outsourcing the key administrative function of payroll management allows clients to focus on managing and developing their businesses. Astria’s employees are innovative and dedicated individuals and the company wanted to showcase this with vibrant colours and a fresh new look. Director Shane Cann comments, “We listened to our team and clients and wanted a name and image which reflects Astria’s innovative and modern approach to payroll management. “The new image and website put a greater emphasis on our vibrant and tailored approach to client care. It reflects our clients’ perception of who we are and the dedicated service we offer.” The Exeter Daily | News…


RGB appoints new MD

RGB Building Supplies has appointed Jenny Naylor as Managing Director. She is replacing Andy Gamble, who is retiring at the end of…


10 things you need to consider when walking your dog in the snow, according to an expert.

If your area is currently covered in snow (most Brits are sharing snaps of their icy streets on Instagram!) and you’re a dog owner, then there are things you need to do to keep your pooch safe on walks this winter. Whilst you wrap up warm, the needs of man’s best friend shouldn’t be underestimated! Anna Bain, a dog wellbeing expert from ProDog Raw, is now sharing her expertise, outlining the things you should and shouldn’t be doing when walking your dog in the snow. Make sure it’s not too cold to be walking your dog
‘Whilst winter months are notoriously cold, it’s important to remember that they can be too cold for certain dogs. Of course, this depends on the breed of your dog; small breeds, those with less body fat and some single coated breeds should be limited to shorter walks (less than 20 minutes) in freezing temperatures. Meanwhile, dogs should never be left outside if the temperature significantly drops. Every dog is different, make sure you research the breed in relation to colder weather, and always pay close attention to your own dog’s reactions and limitations.’ Think about when you’re walking them
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What’s On In

Full of character and ancient history, Exeter is still able to offer all the amenities and comforts that would be expected of a modern day city. Exeter is the capital city of Devon and provides the county with a central base for education, medicine, religion, commerce and culture. The city is also home to the magnificent Exeter Cathedral, which dates back to Norman times.

There is a great mix of modern shops, bars and restaurants mixed with independent, quirky boutiques and cafes creating a vibrant and bustling atmosphere in Exeter city centre. Attractions such as Exeter Cathedral, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the Exeter Phoenix supply visitors with plenty to see and do. Exeter has an extensive range of things to do with a selection of places to eat and drinkadventures and activitiesplan your stay and visit to Exeter.