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Things to Do in Exeter Near Holiday Inn Express Exeter East

Exeter has a vibrant contemporary culture, with a range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, as well as a thriving arts scene.


Don't Go Home Without

You can take a free hour-long tour of Exeter's grand, 12th-century cathedral, in the city centre three miles from the hotel. Look out for the 15th-century astronomical clock, and look up to admire the impressive Gothic vaulted ceiling. Book in advance to climb the North Tower for great views over the city. Afterwards you can stop in for afternoon tea with scones and cakes at the Cathedral Café.

Must See

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Exmouth Beach, less than half an hour's drive from the hotel. Walk along the two miles of golden sand amidst fascinating rock pools or head on a stroll along the South West Coast Path, with views over the surrounding cliffs.

Must Do

Art fans are less than four miles from Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery. Peer at the enlightening displays and exhibitions, telling the tales of Exeter and Devon from prehistoric to the present, or explore the World Culture galleries. This popular attraction is open from Tuesday to Sunday and entry is free.

Local Tips

You’ll find Exeter Cathedral in the city centre, a 15-minute drive away. The beautiful cathedral is steeped in history, dating back 900 years. Its distinctive Gothic architecture, intricate stained glass windows and stonework can be admired all year round. The astronomical clock is worth a visit too! When your tour is complete, pop into the café for a tea and scone.

Nearby Attractions

  • Sandy Park Stadium - 1.9 mi
  • Exeter Airport - 2.1 mi
  • Westpoint Arena - 2.8 mi
  • University of Exeter 3.6 mi
  • Crealy Theme Park & Resort - 3.6 mi
  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum - 3.7 mi
  • Exeter Quay - 3.8 mi
  • Exeter Cathedral - 4.0 mi
  • Powderham Castle - 8.3 mi
  • Dartmoor National Park - 30 mi

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