A whirlwind weekend in Exeter

Find yourself lost for inspiration of how to spend a weekend in Exeter? Look no further as this article will give you ample activities to squeeze into 48 hours.

When the university may seemingly rest at the weekend, the city certainly does not! If you are a Harry Potter fan then you are in luck as Exeter is the proud home of many wizard related bars and pubs with The Cauldron Inn and Old Firehouse a must for any Potterheads. When the sun is shining in South Devon, Exeter’s natural beauty springs into life and the gardens in Northernhay become a great location for a gentle stroll and there are plenty of opportunities to absorb the rural countryside during a picnic.

Enjoy a snack from one of Exeter’s vibrant independent shops such as Chococo outside the Exeter Cathedral whilst admiring the impressive architecture and just beyond the iconic Medieval Gothic structure lies the Quay which is an idyllic location to enjoy lunch over the water at restaurants such as On the Waterfront and Samuel Jones. The Bavarian beer hall Bierkeller is a fun bar to get things going in the evening with a unique atmosphere where standing on tables is not only allowed but also encouraged! Furthermore, the Quay is often the destination and focal point of many runs and walks to stay fit and also a fun way to explore new areas of the city. More details can be found here .

Weekends are also a great time to enjoy the local sport and music within the community. St James Park is home to Exeter City FC and there are great student ticket price deals to go down and support the Grecians. Live music is a fantastic way to spend Sunday afternoons with Firehouse the home to local bands on a Sunday and a fun jazz night the perfect way to spend Monday evenings at Artigiano. To release your inner child, take part in a guided tour of Exeter’s Underground Passages to walk through the channel where clean drinking water was brought into the heart of the city.

Jamie Franks

University of Exeter

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