~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
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.
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.
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.
~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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comptoir Libanais serves up healthy and honest Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine in a friendly and colourful canteen. From fresh salads and hearty tagines..
~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
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.
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.
We provide Help and Info for Veterans, Service Personnel and their Families including members of the community.
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,
~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 visit, things to do, hotels, restaurants 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.
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
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
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~
Special constables and other police volunteers receive a big thank you
Special Constables and police support volunteers got together at Exeter Police Station last week to share experiences and receive personal thanks from senior officers. The gathering was organised to show appreciation for all the unpaid hours that volunteers give to their local communities. Superintendent Antony Hart, who heads up the Exeter, East & Mid Devon Local Policing Area, Chief Inspector John Shuttleworth and Citizens in Policing Champion Inspector Dave Turner were on hand to say thank you in person. The volunteers invited along work across Exeter, East & Mid Devon and help out at local events, as well as supporting regular police officer colleagues and staff in a variety of situations. Superintendent Antony Hart told those present: “I really take my hat off to you. The contribution you make is fantastic and it’s a massive thanks from me. The difference you make every day is immense and this is even more important as we enter our busy summer policing period.” The guests included vehicle check volunteers, a wellbeing volunteer, Police Cadet leaders and role player volunteers who help with scenarios for police officer and Special Constable training. Martinne Rowland, Development Officer for Citizens…
Dates announced for Taste East Devon food festival
For the third year running, the hugely popular Taste East Devon food festival is taking place from 9-24th September 2023. The 16 day celebration sees award-winning venues, producers, chefs and restaurants across East Devon join forces again to celebrate the incredible food and drink on offer across the region. Founder members include River Cottage, THE PIG-at Combe, Darts Farm, Mazzard Farm, Otter Brewery, Deer Park Country House, East Devon AONB, Donkey Sanctuary, Jack in the Green and Lympstone Manor. The region’s well-known celebrity chef and television personality, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, comments on the food festival: “Our commitment to seasonal, local and ethically produced food is at the heart of everything we do at River Cottage, and the producers and makers who contribute to Taste East Devon embrace this message too. So we are delighted to be involved again this year in this hugely popular Food Festival.” He continues: “We are looking forward to some new producers making a first time appearance alongside some old favourites, and I’m sure the packed programme of events will draw people in from near and far.” Another key player on the East Devon food scene, Michael Caines, chef and patron of Lympstone Manor,…
Wales & West Utilities links with Exeter charity
Wales & West Utilities has linked with an Exeter charity to provide support to homeless and vulnerably housed people across the city. The gas emergency and pipeline service has partnered with St Petrock’s to provide ‘Keep Warm’ packs for homeless individuals, whilst carbon monoxide safety alarms are being distributed to vulnerably housed people known to the charity. Each ‘Keep Warm’ pack contains hand warmers, a thermos flask, hot water bottle, blanket, socks, hat and gloves and are usually given to vulnerable customers whose gas supplies are affected for a short period of time. Louise Alfaresi, First Line Manager for Exeter at Wales & West Utilities, is responsible for establishing the partnership. Louise said: “We are happy that this partnership will go some way to helping local homeless and vulnerably housed people stay safe and warm and away from the deathly dangers of carbon monoxide. “In providing the ‘Keep Warm’ packs we are hopeful that we will be able to reach and help those in the city who need it the most. “The carbon monoxide alarms will help those individuals who are in accommodation to stay safe from the dangers of carbon monoxide. Having an audible carbon monoxide alarm…
Garden expert Joe Swift to make appearance at Devon County Show 2023
Those visiting Devon County Show on Friday 19th May will be able to pick up some gardening design ideas from gardening expert Joe Swift, who will be making an appearance at the Show for the first time. Just in case there is anyone in the world who hasn’t heard of Joe, he is, of course, a familiar face on gardening themed TV programmes, having been a regular presenter on BBC Gardeners World since 1998. Joe also anchors The BBC coverage of The Chelsea Flower show and other RHS shows and has presented several gardening series over the years. He also writes a weekly for the Times and Radio Times Magazine and has written no less than eight books – the most recent a series of Expert Guides for Collins. He has won many design awards including a Chelsea Gold Medal and Society of Garden designer awards. With his expert designer hat on, Joe will be giving a talk on Garden Design in the demonstration area in the Crafts & Gardens Marquee. Offering a sneak preview of the content, Joe said: ‘Most gardeners can’t see beyond their rectangular plot. I’ll be considering layouts, plants and planting design…
Final call for Mobile Boost applications
Final applications to Connecting Devon and Somerset’s successful Mobile Boost scheme should be submitted by tomorrow (Tuesday 28 February), ahead of the scheme drawing to a close at the end of March. The initiative has so far invested more than £1,031,000 to help those in the region who cannot receive an adequate indoor 4G mobile signal. To date, more than 1,490 homes and businesses across Devon, Somerset, Torbay and Plymouth have benefited from the scheme which provides vouchers worth up to £1,200 to support applicants with the cost of installing a mobile signal booster from registered suppliers. Final installations need to be completed by Friday 31 March. This includes anyone who may have already received a voucher through the scheme but not yet used it. Councillor Mike Rigby, CDS Board Member and Somerset County Council Lead Member for Transport and Digital, said: “The Mobile Boost scheme has been a tremendous success and it’s enabled almost 1,500 people and businesses across the region to benefit from a better 4G mobile signal. That’s a great result which can make a genuine difference to our local economy.” Councillor Rufus Gilbert, CDS Board Member and Devon County Council Cabinet Member for…
1 2 3 Next »