Exeter has many fantastic attractions for both visitors and locals. Here we have compiled 5 of just some of the top things to see and do in Exeter that promise to deliver an exciting experience:
- The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM)
After undergoing a substantial refurbishment project in 2001 before re-opening in 2012, the RAMM is certainly a must-see museum. With an eclectic range of collections from zoology to decorative arts and local history, this visit is suitable for all ages and admission is free. The museum also hosts a variety of other interesting exhibitions throughout the year, including The International Gardner Photographer of the Year showcase which is on currently.
- Exeter Cathedral
The most iconic landmark of Exeter is its magnificent Anglican cathedral, dating back to the 12th century. It features awe-inspiring architecture throughout, as well as magical stain glass windows. Guided tours are also available, or you are free to wander the building freely. The cathedral also offers a quaint café where lunch and refreshments are available.
- Rougemont Gardens
Rougemont Gardens sit just a couple of minutes’ walk away from both the RAMM Museum and Exeter Central train station. The vast greenery is the perfect place to take a picnic and enjoy the scenery amongst the city. Featuring several Roman features, the gardens carry an abundance of history within the remains of Rougemont (Exeter) Castle. The Rougemont Gardens are also often host to an open air theatre where you can enjoy a wonderful performance in the evening light.
- Underground passages
Exeter’s underground passages which run beneath the High Street date back to the 14th century. Originally used to house pipes that would bring clean water to the local houses, the passages now host tours that provide an exciting and unique view point of Exeter. The guided tours feature interactive exhibits and a wide range of historical information through the journey.
- The Exeter Phoenix
Exeter’s Phoenix is a multi-art form venue that hosts a variety of art exhibitions, music, film and theatre events. The grand phoenix that sits in front of the building is an incredible distinguishing feature, which sits nearby to a unicorn statue made from scrap metal. At all times of the year an interesting array of creative works are available to be seen throughout the building. Alongside this, the chance for people to create their own works of art are available through workshops run on a daily and weekly basis.