With everything from underground passages and independent boutiques to big names brands and an enormous foodie offering, Exeter has it all. InExeter has picked out just some of those places that are a must see for a day-out in Exeter, with lots to discover whether you are new to the city or have lived here for years.
If like most you start the day with a brew, Exeter will not disappoint. Should you arrive into Exeter by train, The Exploding Bakery is merely a side step from Exeter Central Station. Based on Queen Street, The Exploding Bakery offer a wonderfully local menu.
With an ever changing rosta of events and exhibitions Exeter’s famed Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) is described as home to a million thoughts. With so much on offer for all ages from local history, world culture, art, interactive workshops and more – The RAMM won’t disappoint.
Come lunch time a trip down to Fore Street Exeter is a must. Fore Street is an independent jewel in Exeter’s crown. The street is lined from top to bottom with incredible shops selling everything from vintage and sustainable clothing to specialist teas and beers. It is also home to the McCoy’s Arcade which houses Sacred Grounds, one of Exeter’s newest hubs. The plant-based café offers fresh, locally produced, seasonal food, created by the team of chefs who produce amazing combinations of plant-based sweet and savoury delights. Perfect for a lunch time stop off.
After a leisurely lunch, head back up into the centre of Exeter and journey back in time with a visit to the 14th century Exeter Underground Passages. Situated on Paris Street, this fascinating place is home to many stories of wars, sieges and plagues. Perfect for families, this underground experience is very much part of Exeter’s history.
For a little more history head to Exeter Cathedral. The city’s standout landmark is 900 years old – do your bit to maintain this stunning example of gothic architecture by contributing to the scale model being made in lego. Across the cathedral grounds boutique shops such as Busby and Fox, Chandni Chowk and Elizabeth Ann of Exeter offer beautiful one of a kind items for the discerning buyer.
After a busy day exploring all that Exeter has on offer, it’s time for dinner. Head to Queen Street Dining: with restaurants such as The Terrace and Comptoir Libanais this foodie destination is brimming with tantalising tastes.
To finish off a day of history, culture, good food and stunning locations, why not head to Lloyds Lounge for a cocktail or a delicious gin twist? The drinks menu is bursting with flavour and the modern glass pod building exudes laidback glamour.
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