A Guide to Days Out in Exeter
Whether you’re with the family or on a romantic break, there are days out in Exeter to suit all tastes. Exeter is a historically fascinating city, in the south west of England and its location gives you plenty of options for fun-filled days out.
- Exeter Cathedral
- The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery
- Exeter Racecourse
- Out and About in Exeter
- Where to Stay in Exeter
Exeter Cathedral is a breathtaking example of gothic architecture and one of the oldest cathedrals in England. There are several guided tours of the cathedral, throughout the day, so it’s worth checking the times. You’ll learn about the fascinating 900 year history of the building and what it’s used for now. It’s the perfect place to spend a few hours, as they have their very own café. There is a small admission fee, unless attending a service.
The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery
Soak up more culture and history, with a trip to The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery. It’s a captivating place, for both children and adults alike. Make your way through a variety of interactive exhibitions, take part in craft workshops and even get up close and personal with an African bull elephant.
The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery is open 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday and should definitely be on your list of days out in Exeter.
Fancy a day at the races? Exeter Racecourse is a great opportunity to see the beautiful Devon countryside. Whether you’re a seasoned race-goer or a first time visitor, you’ll have a great day out. The events held there have a fantastic, lively atmosphere. Check fixtures in advance, to plan your day there.
The Racecourse is renowned for its great food and drink too, with a number of restaurants and bars to choose from, once you’re there.
Out and about
For a unique way to explore the city, why not hop on The Exeter Mystery Treasure Trail? It’s an interactive ‘whodunnit’ style adventure, that will turn the whole family into a group of detectives.
For the more adventurous visitor, why not pay Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre a visit? You can try your hand at canoeing, abseiling and much more.
Or grab a hard hat and head underground. Exeter’s Underground Passages date back to the 14th Century and hold secrets that you’d never know, by walking around above ground.
If you’re considering venturing just a little further out, Exmouth is less than 30 minutes’ drive from Exeter, where you will find the beautiful golden sands of Exmouth Beach - the perfect place to spend the day, especially in favourable weather. Visitors can try their hand at windsurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking and more.
Where to stay
It’s important to sleep comfortably, after a long day exploring the city. The White Hart Hotel is perfectly located to be your base, during your stay in Exeter. It’s a five minute walk from Exeter Cathedral, has ensuite accommodation and an onsite restaurant, serving delicious pub classics. Kids have their very own menu, so it’s a great stay for the whole family.