We have compiled a list of the best attractions in Exeter for you to gather more information on what to do. The attractions listed range from Historic landmarks and building to local gardens and lakes.

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

attractionsSpanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these magnificent grade 1 listed gardens are set in Devon picturesque Otter Valley, between the ancient city of Exeter and England’s Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Clip ‘n’ Climb

attractionsEnjoy Europe’s first Clip ‘n Climb located within the South West’s largest dedicated indoor climbing centre in Exeter. A stunning series of climbing based activities that provide healthy, challenging fun for everyone, Clip ‘n Climb is the perfect.

Crealy Great Adventure Park

attractionsDevon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is the South West’s number one family value day out. The multi-award winning family attraction is located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 near Exeter and has over 60 rides and attractions set in 100 acres.

Exeter Cathedral

attractionsExeter Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter at Exeter, is an Anglican cathedral, and the seat of the Bishop of Exeter, in the city of Exeter, Devon, in South West England.

Exe Estuary

attractionsThe Exe Estuary is of international importance for wintering waders and wildfowl, supporting 1000s of birds. One of the best opportunities to view the wildlife of the estuary is at the RSPB’s two nature reserves.

Exeter’s Historic Quayside

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Exeter’s Historic Quayside is one of the most attractive areas of the city, popular with locals and visitors alike for its fascinating history, interesting architecture and lively pubs and restaurants. Throughout the year events are held around the quay, everything from 10k runs to live music.

Exeter Ship Canal

exeter attractionsThe Exeter Ship Canal, also known as the Exeter Canal, downstream of Exeter, Devon, England. It was built in the 1560s which means it pre-dates the “canal mania” period and is one of the oldest artificial waterways in the UK.

Exeter’s Underground Passages

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Tours in medieval subterranean passageways that used to transport water under Exeter city centre.

Exeter Racecourse


Welcome to Exeter Racecourse… the South West’s most prestigious racecourse, sitting high on the top of Haldon Hill, just outside Exeter with wonderful views down towards Dartmoor.

Go Ape

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The classic and original Go Ape experience. Fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breath taking scenery.

Haldon Forest Park

attractionsWhether you want to explore the forest on foot, bike, or swinging through the canopy, you’ll find something for you just around the next tree. The place for walking, cycling, play and much more. Also features GO APE a high flying tree top adventure!

Killerton House

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Killerton is an 18th-century house in Broadclyst, with hillside garden and estate. Killerton has been owned by the National Trust since 1944.

Northernhay Gardens

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Northernhay Gardens are located, on the northern side of Rougemont Castle. They are the oldest public open space in England, being originally laid out in 1612 as a pleasure walk for Exeter residents.

Powderham Castle

attractionsA visit to Powderham Castle is an enchanting day out for all its visitors. Fascinating guided tours of this magnificent 600year old Castle.

Quay Climbing Centre

attractionsEnjoy climbing with your family or friends at the South West’s largest indoor climbing wall. The Quay Climbing Centre is located in the heart of Exeter’s Quayside in the Old Electricity Building.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

attractionsRoyal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery is a museum and art gallery in Exeter, Devon, the largest in the city.

Stepcote Hill

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This street is one of the oldest surviving parts of Exeter, located in the West Quarter. The hill had been used as the main route into Exeter from the river since Roman times.

St Nicholas Priory

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Tudor life can be experienced first hand in the heart of the Exeter at St Nicholas Priory. The Benedictine Priory of St Nicholas or just St Nicholas Priory was a Benedictine monastery founded in Exeter, England, in 1087.

The House That Moved

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Whether it’s because the house was moved, or whether it was because the house that was moved was architecturally interesting I’m not sure, but visitors to Exeter always seem to want to put it on their list of things to see, and to be honest I can see why in a way because there’s not too many of the city’s historic buildings left.