Fantastic hotel in the heart of Exeter – 4 star – Devon

This fantastic hotel in the heart of Exeter is the ideal location to enjoy the sights and attractions of this enchanting city and its neighbouring verdant countryside typical of Devon. Guest rooms are serviced by daily housekeeping and come furnished to a high standard with high speed internet access and coffee and tea facilities. In the evenings guests can make use of the traditional bar and restaurant and should you need anything extra please don’t hesitate to ask the conscientious 24 hour reception. Should you need to work during your stay, rest assured that the hotel includes business facilities such as meeting rooms, a board room and fax and photocopying services.

Exeter is home to the spectacular Gothic Cathedral of St Peter, and with free tours it’s a great place to start your visit. Highlights include a 15th century clock influenced by medieval astronomy and the St James Chapel which was built to replace the original when it was destroyed in the Blitz. Once upon a time, houses were supplied with fresh water through a series of underground passages, and now you can take a guided tour under the streets of Exeter to hear the ghost stories that still haunt the townspeople. To discover more about Exeter’s history, be sure to pop into the Museum which focuses mainly on the city’s Roman past. If you’re visiting with children, the museum offers fun quiz sheets which they can fill in as they go round.

The Phoenix Arts Centre and Northcott theatre both offer a busy program of events throughout the year with the latter performing Shakespeare over the summer in Rougemont Gardens. Alternatively, Cavern Club and Vaults have live DJ’s to dance the night away to. For eating out Herbies is a famous vegetarian restaurant sure to tantalise the taste buds of even dedicated meat eaters. Alternatively, Michael Caines is a double Michelin starred restaurant serving up French fare and local dishes in the Royal Clarence.

If you’re feeling active, spend the day at Exminster Marshes Nature Reserve where you can hire bikes or venture out to Powderham Castle. For thrill seekers, why not kayak or canoe down the canal. Back in the city, fit in some retail therapy on the high street which has a great selection of both high street and independent stores. If you’re visiting during summer, be sure to poke your head in at the Slow Food Markets in the Exeter Quay- a great place to pick up some local treats or stock up for a gourmet picnic.