Exeter has just about everything you could wish for in a city. Once the Roman headquarters of the southwest, it has magnificent old buildings and the heart of the modern city lies within much-restored Roman walls.
A focal point of the city is the spectacular cathedral. The powerful 12th-century towers survive, and the interior is a feast of 13th-century Gothic design – overall a masterpiece of English architecture, with the largest expanse of continuous vaulting in the world.
One of the city’s other major attractions is the revitalized historic quayside, where it is easy to imagine the wool-trading vessels moored up alongside the quay. Here you can discover 2,000 years of Exeter’s history. Then take your time to browse around a few of the antiques and craft shops, stroll the waterside paths and even take a boat trip.
Exeter’s attractions don’t end there; visits of all varieties include the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, the underground passages and St Nicholas’s Priory, to name a few.