A trip to Exeter wouldn’t be complete without visiting the 11th century castle that is Rougemont Castle. A short walk from the busy city centre within the steadfast roman walls, the castle is a popular place to visit in addition to the majestic Exeter Cathedral of the same era. The castle is also a pretty prestigious party venue!
In the prestigious location of Exeter city centre’s Queens Street, is the stunning Exeter Rougemont Hotel. How very difficult it is to imagine this beautiful grand sandstone building in its earlier incarnation as a city prison! Situated across the road from Exeter’s Central Station, the hotel is a popular choice for rail visitors!
We adore the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) for a sharp intake of history and culture before heading across the road to the old Guildhall for lunch. There’s everything here for all tastes and appetites from Lebanese, Caribbean, Vietnamese and Italian.
There’s a nice shopping centre at the Guildhall. But we like to head to the shops at Princesshay. It’s not undercover for the most part with broad pedestrianised walkways.
We love the art exhibitions and installations here and enjoy picking out the historic bits. The Roman walls pop up everywhere you go and they are exciting because they date back to 200AD. They are the remains of the early roman medieval walls which used to circle the city but sadly are no longer complete. It’s a marvel that we can still see them in evidence around the city.
Lots of places for a coffee break or lunch here too – lots of choice depending on what you need and to suit all purses.
We are based in Okehampton (which isn't quite on the doorstep of exeter) and we love it that we’re only about a half an hour journey away from the city centre of Exeter. Most weeks we find ourselves in Exeter for a shopping trip or lunch out – and take in the sights while we’re out there. Being history buffs, we find there is always something interesting to see!
Often we find we have a Photo Booth booked at one of the local Exeter venues and make a full day of it!
A building of note just outside of the city centre is that of Reed Hall. A mansion built in the 19th century Italianate style, the stunning building is part of the University of Exeter campass in the St David’s area.
A popular venue for parties and weddings, Reed Hall makes an amazing backdrop for special occasions and corporate events.
We enjoy returning to Reed Hall with our photobooths every time.
We have some fantastic venues in and around Exeter, including Rockbeare Manor, Huntsham Court and Reed Hall.
When in Exeter, why not take a trip over to the waterside at the Exeter Quay? It’s a pretty location to cycle, walk or row with craft shops and cafes to indulge in along the way. And not too far along, the popular 18th century inn, the Double Locks is ideal to share an evening with friends. For relaxation, you can’t beat watching canal life pass by as you sip your pint. And tuck into some delicious freshly fried fish and chips! Perfect!
Step back in time and imagine the thrill of walking into a real life Jane Austen house.
Be the star of your own version of Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility. You can do this and more at Exeter’s beautiful Rockbeare Manor!
Looking for a fairytale wedding venue just outside of Exeter? Visit the village of Rockbeare with it’s beautiful white mansion and its parklands.
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