Travel to Exeter
With a rich history, buzzing nightlife, and great access to outdoor adventures, the ancient cathedral city of Exeter
truly has something for every taste. Friendly and laid-back, Exeter has a sizeable student population, which means there are always plenty of affordable options for those looking to have fun and explore on a budget.
You can make those pennies stretch even further by booking a car share to get to Exeter in the first place – and you may even meet some new friends eager to show you around!
An historic city with a modern vibe
Wander Exeter's charming cobbled streets and you'll see plenty of evidence of the area's rich heritage, with architecture that spans the medieval, Georgian and modern periods. The lovely gothic structure of Exeter Cathedral
is well worth a visit, as is the 900-year-old St Nicholas Priory
, now a museum depicting the home of a Tudor merchant.
Pause to admire the historic Guildhall, Custom House and the Norman ruins at Exeter Castle
(also known as Rougemont Castle), then take a stroll down Parliament Street
– which claims to be among the narrowest in the world. For a really unusual experience, brave the dark to visit Exeter's Underground Passages
, once part of the city's medieval water system.
Things to do in Exeter
On a nice day, be sure to head to Exeter's historic quayside
, where handsome former warehouse buildings have been converted into atmospheric restaurants, shops and bars, demonstrating to perfection Exeter's appealing mix of old and new. This is also a good place to embark on a boat tour, or head out on a canoeing or kayaking expedition of your own.
The quay's opportunities to engage in watersports make Exeter an ideal base for outdoorsy types, as does its proximity to the spectacular Dartmoor National Park. Museum fans, meanwhile, are well-served by the newly revamped Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery
(RAMM), which boasts an impressive collection of over one million artefacts from around the world.
Those who prefer a bit of retail therapy can browse their favourite brands along the High Street, or venture into the surrounding lanes to seek out quirkier, independent shops. As a bustling university town, Exeter also offers an excellent variety of eating and drinking establishments, from popular student haunts like The Imperial
Wetherspoons pub, to stylish gastro pubs and cocktail bars such as The Oddfellows
Commute to Exeter
Remember that a lift share is an ideal choice if you're commuting from Exeter to Bristol
or further afield. Not only does it help save money and reduce your carbon footprint, but you'll have the chance to pick up more great tips on things to see and do in the area!