What are the best places to visit in Exeter?

1. Exeter Cathedral

St. Peter’s Cathedral in Exeter is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Exeter (established in 1050) in the town of Exeter in Devon County, South Western England. Built from the 12th century in Norman and Gothic architecture from the middle of the 13th century, decorated style and completed around 1400; it is dedicated to the Apostle Peter. It has several notable features including a first set of mercies, decorated ceilings, an astronomical clock, a gallery of minstrels, a library of medieval books, relics, burials and the longest unbroken vault in England.

2. Royal Albert Memorial Museum

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) is a museum and art gallery in Exeter, Devon. It has important collections in the field of zoology, anthropology, fine arts, local and foreign archeology, and geology.
In total, the museum is home to more than a million objects, of which only a small percentage is permanently exposed to the public. It is a Major Partner Museum (MPM) under the Strategic Investment Program administered by the Arts Council England, which means that the RAMM receives funding to develop its services. RAMM receives this funding in partnership with the Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery. Previously, they were described as hub museums under the « Renaissance » program for regional museums and funded by the Museums Libraries & Archives Council (MLA).

3. Historic Quayside

The Historic Quayside is one of the prettiest scenes in the city. It is the oldest brick building in Exeter, dating to the start of the 1680s and easy to notice for its quoins and pediment, and the cannons out front.
You can cross the Exeter on the manually operated Butts Ferry, which has been here since 2005 on a crossing used since 1641. There are also canoes or bikes for hire on the quayside, so you can head off and see where your curiosity takes you.

4. Guildhall

Another surviving house is the entrance to the Guildhall (the equivalent of the town hall); It is a very beautiful building where the wood is in the spotlight. It is a pillar of civic life in Exeter since Medieval times; the Guildhall is still used by the City Council for meetings.

5. Underground Passages

The underground passages are a marvel of medieval engineering. Under the streets of Exeter, there is a network of medieval passages built to bring water from the river to the city. Until a hundred years ago, they were forgotten and then rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century to become a tourist attraction.

Free guided walking tours to discover Exeter is always an option!
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