Explore Exeter, Devon

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When you explore Exeter there’s no need to use your car, as everywhere in the city is within an easy walk. If you’d like to venture a little further afield there are many local trains, buses and options for short term rental of electric bikes and cars, bikes and canoes!

There are great scenic railways – locally the lines along the Exe and the South Devon Coast or the Tarka line to Barnstaple offer many fantastic views and opportunities to stop for a walk or some exploring.

Many people visiting Exeter stay for a week or two and combine enjoyment of the city itself, with visits to locations all around the South West. There’s something for everyone here in the beautiful English city of Exeter – with many ways to travel and places to visit, all of this accompanied by a relaxed stay. The city attracts visitors from all over the world and many South West locations are reachable within an hour’s travel from Exeter. The temperate climate allows for great gardens to thrive including The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Stourhead and the RHS Garden Rosemoor. For something local try the National Garden Scheme!

There are plenty of opportunities to exercise the body and mind abound in Exeter and beyond. Whilst you walk or cycle the Exe Estuary Trail, take a breather and spot some of the many visiting birds – a great way to distract your mind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! The weather doesn’t stop the people of Exeter from staying active – why not visit the Quay Climbing Centre or put your walking boots on and take part in letterboxing on Dartmoor! Here are some suggestions on how to Get Active in South Devon.

For spectator sport there’s a world class Rugby union with the Exeter Chiefs, the community owned Exeter City Football Club with a great tradition of developing young players and horse racing at Exeter Racecourse. As well as this, county and international cricket can be enjoyed at Taunton.

Make sure you check out what events are taking place in Exeter and Devon during your stay.

Many locations in the counties of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire are within an hour’s travel time! This includes world class resorts and beaches in Devon & Cornwall. Here are some of the more local highlights:

You can make Exeter and a touring trip to the South West whatever you want to make it – you’ll never be short of options!


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