The guides, dressed in red jackets and overflowing with enthusiasm, take you on a guided tour of this historic city in the South West England.
These knowledgeable volunteers offer a variety of free 90-minute tours throughout the city. All you have to do is decide which aspect of the rich heritage of the city you want to discover and then meet your guide.
With more than 2,000 years of history to explore, the circuits include the historic quays, the guardhouse of the castle of the 11th century, the Roman city wall and the Gothic cathedral. Take a look at its splendid ceiling and you will understand why the pilgrims have converged since the medieval era.
Exeter also has a plethora of unusual sites: slip into the narrowest street of the country measuring only 65 cm in its narrowest part, or go admire “the moved house”, a building of Tudor style, completely moved in the sixties to make room for a new road.
For a chilling ride on the back, join Ghosts and Legends, with its scary stories and creepy sites, or Murder and Mayhem, which will tell you an eventful past made of revolts, murders, fires, hangings and plague. It is very charming!
Transportation and Travel in Exeter
The city has its own airport which is located only ten minutes from the center. It hosts domestic flights, but also international ones. By train, it’s easy to get to Exeter with the three lines that pass by. On arrival to the city you can take a ticket “explore” that allows you to travel by bus all day. It is easy to rent a car in Exeter directly at the airport, at the train station or in the center.
Things to do in Exeter
If you want to go out in Exeter, you’ll have multiple choices. As everywhere in the country, the city has a large number of pubs with a very warm atmosphere, you can go and drink some good beers. Amateur or professional concerts are often produced there. All styles of music are available. Try the Phoenix or the Corn Exchange. In summer, find out about the Summer Festival, which takes place every year.