Great places to visit near Exeter

What's on the Doorstep of Exeter

Exeter has it all! Something for everybody! And there’s lots more to see and do OUTSIDE of Exeter!

Within 10 minutes of the city centre you are in the rural towns and hamlets on the A377 road to Barnstaple. You can buy fresh free range eggs at farmshops in the quaint villages of HalfMoon and Newton St Cyres. Visit pubs, cheap independent bookshops and discover old churches in the bustling market town of Crediton.

On the doorstep of the sprawling but magnificent centre of Exeter you are in the Devon countryside breathing in that lovely clean air.

Some nearby history

Powderham Castle, Exeter

One place we have frequently visited in Exeter with our photo booth and are sure to again is the stunning Powderham Castle? Book a tour around this wonderful Exeter Landmark. You'll be glad you did!

Built in the 14th century, the young Earl of Devon and his family are in residence throughout the year.

With a deer park, farm shop and cream teas on offer, this is the perfect addition to any family Devon holiday itinerary.

Mary Berry recently made her ‘lighter than a cloud’ scones in the castle and concerts are held on the grounds. We’re all looking forward to Michael Buble’s visit next year!

Build sandcastles near Exeter

One of England’s most popular seaside destinations, families head to Devon every year to soak up the sun and enjoy our broad range of fun activities. Many of these are just half an hour away on the doorstep of Exeter.

If you like theme parks, culture, activity breaks, amazing cuisine, and local brews, history and heritage and some of the longest sunshine hours in the country! Yes it is true – our Devon beaches are the nation’s favourite for a great holiday.

The nearest beach to Exeter is the fabulous Victorian seaside town of Exmouth. Get ready to clear those cobwebs away with a stroll along the promenade. All of this only 11 miles from Exeter!

The beaches here are long and wide with plenty of room to build those sandcastles. If you’re a watersports type you’ll be on those waves enjoying some amazing surfing in no time! A day at the seaside just 30 minutes from Exeter!

Teignmouth is even nearer than Exmouth – the jewel in the crown of Devon holiday spots! A seaside town close to Torquay on the English Riviera that is gradually being restored to its former glory. Holidaymakers and locals enjoy newly rejuvenated attractions like the trendy Pavillions– the local arts and music hub. And above all else, you can’t beat Teignmouth’s lovely big beach to stretch out on!

Interesting venues near Exeter

One of our absolute favourite venues is the amazing Grade II listed building, Huntsham Court in Tiverton.

It’s packed to the seams with style and romance – exactly what you need on your wedding day! Most important of all is that it’s on the doorstep of Exeter and so ever so handy to get to by train from London!

An escape from city life, surrounded by beautiful countryside and with its 5 acres of gardens, Huntsham offers peace, quiet and relaxation.

A venue such as this is a dream come true for our Exeter based brides and their grooms!

Did we miss anything out?

Yes, loads! We have only mentioned a small portion of the fantastic places we have on offer for you to visit here near Exeter. Small portions are not something we often have down here in Devon, whether it’s our cream tea, fish and chips or Brixham crab sandwiches, you will always get great big helpings of everything!

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