Exeter: a beautiful city with many events to look out for.

Visiting Exeter

Exeter Quayside

Exeter is a beautiful and historic city well worth a visit at any time, and less than half an hour by train or car from Sandays. The regular train service from Dawlish Warren means that your car can be left at Sandays while you explore. Exeter is said to be the cultural heart of Devon and the West Country and the city supports a thriving arts scene through its many galleries, theatres and live entertainment venues. There is a first class museum (the RAMM) that organises talks, spotlight tours, and special events and exhibitions.
Shopping is wonderful with many independent shops, and can be interspersed with historical interest and good food & drink. The Red Coat Guided Tours and the Exeter University sculpture trail run all year round and are recommended. There are many interesting events in Exeter throughout the year that attract visitors and locals alike.

We particularly love the Exeter Quayside for its shops, eating places and scenic walks by the river.

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Events in Exeter during 2016/17

Exeter enjoys a year-round calendar of vibrant events ranging from the quirky to the traditional. These are a few that might be of interest.

February Exeter Dance Festival at the Corn Exchange

March Spring Fair at Cathedral. Community Open Day at the University.

April                Festival of South West  food & drink, Exeter Castle & Northernhay Gardens

May                 Devon County Show at the Westpoint Centre. Open Studios.

June                Ignite festival of theatre across 4 Exeter venues.

July                 Lammas Fair & Cathedral Green craft fair.

August                Lots, incl Sunday Jazz on the Quay and Big Screen in the Park (Northernhay Gardens).

September          Heritage open days. Dragon boat festival.

October   The Great West Run.

November Exeter City Football Club charity Santa Dash.

December      Christmas market on Cathedral Green and Christmas tree festival on Roman Way


To find out details of these and other events in Exeter the following website is a good place to start: www.ExploreExeter.co.uk