Exeter Sightseeing & Activities Guide

places to visit and things to do in or near Exeter

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A la Ronde


has the decorative wow factor
a unique 16-sided house dating from the late 18th century - built by two cousins after returning from a European grand tour - contains many objects & mementoes of their travels - extraordinary interior decoration - shop & tea room - check opening times

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

East Budleigh

all year round enjoyment for everyone
landscaped parks & gardens set in picturesque valley - offer 18th century tranquillity with modern amenities - historic glasshouses - a countryside museum - woodland railway - nature trail - indoor & outdoor children’s play areas - restaurant & shop - open all year

Cadhay House & Garden

Ottery St. Mary

splendid manor built in 1550
Elizabethan manor house & gardens - guided tours recount history going back to the 15th century - see the Long Gallery, an Elizabethan timbered roof & the Court of the Sovereigns - explore the gardens & allotments - tea room - open May-Sep not daily, check times

Canonteign Falls


home to England's highest waterfall
a natural attraction set within Dartmoor National Park - waterfall descends 220ft - spectacular waterfall & woodland scenery - lakes - three scenic walks - secret garden - fern garden - abundant wildlife - children's play area - gift shop - restaurant/cafe - open Mar-Oct

Crealy Adventure Park


Devon’s biggest family theme park
family theme park - variety of rides to suit all ages - indoor all weather activities - outdoor play areas - special events - cafes & snack zones - open year round (check out of season opening)

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Visitor Centre

Bovey Tracey

meet an integral part of the Dartmoor landscape
all weather visitor centre at Parke Estate - charity established in 2005 to protect the viability and long-term survival of the traditional Dartmoor pony - meet the adoption ponies & learn about their heritage & future - limited opening times, check details

Escot Country Park & Gardens

Ottery St. Mary

a great outdoor family day out
220 acres of parkland, gardens & outdoor activities - see champion trees & elegant shrubs - world class maze - woodland paths - forest playgrounds - nature-based treasure hunt - watch the wildlife - play barn - licensed restaurant - picnic area - open daily

Exeter Cathedral


beautiful & historic building
originally constructed from 1270-1369 - built in the decorated gothic style - has the longest uninterrupted medieval gothic vaulting in the world - regular exhibitions & events - shop & cafe - open Mon-Sat, check exact times

Exeter Cruises


scenic Exeter canal cruise
scenic cruises along Exeter's historic canal - sail on board a registered historic vessel - operates from The Quay to Double Locks - 50 mins. round trip - or stop at The Double Locks Inn or visit nearby RSBP reserve - operates Apr - Sep (daily Jun-Aug), check times

Exeter Phoenix


lively city centre arts venue
a busy Arts Centre - hosts a contemporary programme of dance - theatre - live art - music - spoken word - film & visual art - classes & workshops - open all year, check exact events programme
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