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Exeter, set in the soft green hills of Devon, is a large, bustling city sprinkled with magnificent feats of stately Georgian architecture and boasting an intriguing history which spans back to Roman times. White and red Victorian townhouses line the streets, leading to sleek designer shopping centres. The University of Exeter, situated in proud, academic red-stone buildings and opulent emerald grounds, brings a youthful vibe to the city’s streets, which infuses its nightlife with an electrifying energy.

Things to see

The most intriguing of Exeter’s marvellous architectural wonders is surely the cathedral, set in the city centre, which spears the skyline with striking dark spires. The enormous building spans back to Medieval times, and its centuries-old history can be felt when walking through its wide, angel-ornamented corridors and cloisters. Explore the red-brick ruins of overgrown Rougemont Castle - a Norman-era building boasting magical ties to witchcraft. After, amble through the nearby flower-laden Northenhay Gardens, England’s oldest public green space. To complete an immersive tour of Exeter’s grand history, visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, which showcases collections of rare fine art. Afterward, shoppers can splurge at Princesshay, a chic shopping mall that boasts dozens of designer outlets. In the evenings, either unwind at one of the many restaurant bars that aline the High Street, or head toward the University for buzzing nightclubs.

Hotels in Exeter

Central Exeter offers a range of splendid 4-star hotels set in modern, glitzy buildings. These hotels provide dependable in-room service, large luxurious bathrooms and relaxed, elegant bar lounges. Exeter’s cheap hotels are dotted both throughout the city - making for an affordable and centrally located stay - and sprinkled beside the main roads leading into the centre, which makes them ideal for a fleeting business trip. For an indulgent, romantic getaway with all of the city’s sights and attractions at your doorstep, Exeter offers a range of quaint B&Bs, set in yellow-washed Edwardian buildings and refined Georgian townhouses.

Where to stay

Central Exeter, in the area of Cathedral Close, is the place to stay if you want easy access to the city’s sights, shops and nightlife. The cobbled streets sprawl in every direction from the Cathedral, and are lined with cutesy cafés, pubs, and sumptuous candle-lit restaurants. Stay north of the centre, near the university, to be within walking distance of the youthful, eclectic range of nightclubs and live music venues. Follow the pure blue River Exe north out of the city centre, and find a cluster of idyllic country houses, offering a heavenly retreat in Devon’s unblemished green countryside.

How to get to Exeter

Exeter is a large, lively and bustling city, making it easily accessible. Exeter St Davids, the city’s large Victorian-era railway station, provides easy, smooth services toward London, Bristol and Birmingham, which comfortably connect Exeter to the rest of the country. Exeter Central is the city’s other railway station, which is located within walking distance of the centre. Exeter International Airport is a mere 4 miles east of the centre, which means Exeter’s architectural wonders are a mere 15 minute drive away, which you can enjoy in a comfortable shuttle bus or friendly cab service.

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