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exeter cathedralWhen staying at a Holiday Cottage in Devon you will no doubt be planning to head to the beach at some point and probably considering exploring at least one of Devon’s two national parks. Another destination you should defiantly be considering is the counties capital Exeter.

The ancient city is great for a day out of sightseeing and shopping or enjoying a wonderful meal before a night on the town.

Most of the Cities attractions stem from its long and fascinating history. One of the best ways to explore the city is on a free Red Coat Tour that will take you on a 90 minute journey around the city. There are a number of different tours available, which will show you different parts of the city and highlight different periods of history from the Romans to the 21st century and everything in-between.

Some of the cities must see attractions include:

Exeter cathedral – the most iconic landmark in the city and one of the best examples of medieval architecture in the country.

Rougemont Castle – found in the heart of Exeter the castle and surrounding grounds are well worth a stroll around.

Exeter Museum – discover even more about Exeter past at the fascinating museum.

Exeter’s Underground Passages – the tunnels date back to medieval times when they were used to house pipes that brought in water from outside of the city walls. Today you can explore these tunnels deep under the city.

Exeter Quay – watch the rowers and canoeists on the River Exe before visiting the visitors centre to learn about 2,000 years of history in just 15 minutes.

Princesshay – the new shopping development just off the high street contains the very best national stores including All Saints, Apple and Molten Brown as well as a number of great eateries.

Exeter City FC – why not catch the pride of Exeter, the Grecians, in action during their next League 1 home game.

There are plenty more great attractions throughout the city and surrounding area making Exeter a great day out on any Devon holiday.


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