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Introduction to Exeter

Home to 124,180 people and the magnificent Exeter Cathedral, Belmont Park, and Riverside Valley Park, Exeter is an adventure awaiting you. With a unique historical background and an incredible variety of natural and architectural beauty, Exeter is a highlight in England. This city in Devon, England is a travel destination with plenty to offer curious travelers.

Explore this culturally-rich city and easily plan your trip to England. Welcome to Guide to Europe’s comprehensive Exeter travel guide.

You'll learn more fascinating facts about Exeter as you explore this spectacular city.

Traveling to Exeter is especially rewarding for anyone eager to connect with locals and learn more about their unique culture and traditions.

Get ready to explore and learn more about the city of Exeter below!

Top services in Exeter

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Exeter, England. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 146 airlines that fly to England. Browse the 20 top-rated tours available to you in Exeter. Compare the rates and services of the 4 types of places to stay in Exeter and the 6 car rental companies offering CDW insurance coverage. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Exeter.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Exeter, including flights, accommodations, activities, and more, in one place. Book with Guide to Europe to get an expertly-curated and fully-customizable itinerary and experience the best of Exeter on your vacation in England.

Get answers to questions about the routes and services offered in Exeter from our free 24/7 customer support. Continue reading to learn how you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable vacation in the city of Exeter!

Learn more about England

There are many reasons to visit the city of Exeter, but a trip to England needs no explanation.

Exploring England, which spans 130,278 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. England offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Exeter Cathedral, Belmont Park, and the Riverside Valley Park, you’re all set for a unique and memorable travel experience in England.

Click or tap the link below to discover more about England.

What to see in Exeter

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Exeter has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the city.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the city of Exeter.

Top attractions in Exeter

Home to plenty of top attractions, Exeter is more than just a wonderful city in England. Exeter is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of England.

One fascinating sight in Exeter is the unforgettable Exeter Cathedral. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the city, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Exeter.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in England, check out our list of top attractions in Exeter below. Discover the best places to visit in Exeter, including the fascinating Exeter Cathedral, Belmont Park, Riverside Valley Park, Underground Passages, and Northernhay Gardens.

Map of attractions

Use this map to find the location of all top attractions in Exeter.

Things to do in Exeter

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Enrich your travel experience in Exeter by joining tours and activities. Exeter offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurous excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the city.

Discover the most popular experiences in Exeter below.

Search for things to do in Exeter

Discover the best things to do in Exeter. Choose from 20 fantastic tours and activities available in the city.

Select your dates and number of travelers in the search bar below to receive the best recommendations for your vacation in Exeter. Click the green button to view your options.

Vacation packages in Exeter

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The best and easiest way to visit Exeter is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in England.

Booking a vacation package to Exeter means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Exeter to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Exeter is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find unique vacation packages to Exeter, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the city of Exeter.

Find vacation packages in Exeter

Discover and compare vacation packages that take you to the wonderful city of Exeter.

The best flights, hotels, and activities in Exeter get fully booked quickly. Use the search tool below to find the best vacation packages in England. Your customized holiday package to Exeter is only a few clicks away!

How to get to Exeter

To get to the city of Exeter the fastest way possible, travelers from outside England can travel by plane. Go to this page to compare all flights to Exeter.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Exeter, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you.

Find cheap flights to Exeter

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Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Exeter, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in England. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Exeter, England, in May.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Exeter cost approximately 470 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on May 23 and the return flight is scheduled on May 9. The flight time is around 19 hours per way.

The return flight is operated by Exeter.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to England and the city of Exeter from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Exeter

Travelers can fly to England by choosing from from 1 weekly flight(s) from Exeter; from 1 weekly flight(s) from Panama City; and from 1 weekly flight(s) from London.

Discover the most popular flights to Exeter below. Click to view flights to Exeter, England from destinations all across the globe.

Where to stay in Exeter

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An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a city as fantastic as Exeter is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Exeter usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Exeter offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the city allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Exeter and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Exeter planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

In Exeter, you'll find 4 different types of places to stay catering to every taste, budget, and reason for travel. For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in England can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Exeter. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the city, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Exeter.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Exeter in the next sections.

Popular types of accommodation in Exeter

A trip to the fascinating Exeter, England, means opportunities to relax at any of the 4 different types of places to stay in the city. Overall, travelers can choose from the following: 63 hotels, 31 cottages, 27 vacation rental apartments and 2 guesthouses. While each type offers varying amenities and rates, there is no denying that Exeter provides a great selection of lodging options ready to cater to every kind of guest.

Among all these choices available in the city, Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel is one of the top picks of travelers in Exeter.

The hotel is located at Queen Street and boasts many great utilities, including Air conditioning, Restaurant, and Free Wi-Fi.

Budget accommodations are also incredibly popular among travelers in Exeter. Cheaper alternatives allow travelers to save on accommodation costs and have more to spend on other experiences.

In Exeter, travelers looking for an economical yet top-rated place to stay usually choose Clarion Collection Hotel Buckerell Lodge. For approximately 80 EUR, guests can book a comfortable Double Room at this popular hotel.

Below is a list of all 4 different types of places to stay in Exeter. Select the type you prefer to compare options under each category and find the best accommodation.

Top hotels in Exeter

Hotels are travelers' go-to accommodations in Exeter for the unique experience they provide. So if you're the kind of traveler who prefers staying at hotels, you'll be glad to know that the city is home to around 123 hotels.

Besides offering basic amenities, many hotels in Exeter provide meals and extras, such as shuttle services, spa facilities, tour desks, and other services. But because not all hotels in Exeter are created equal, finding the best in the city often requires careful research. For your convenience, we've done all the research to make it easier for you to check out all the top hotels in Exeter.

If comfort, convenience, and affordability are your non-negotiables, check out Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, the top 4-star hotel in the city. When all you need is a pleasant place to rest and sleep in between your activities in Exeter, the highest-rated 3-star hotel, Queens Court Hotel, is for you.

Below is our hand-picked list of the best hotels in the Exeter. Travelers are encouraged to book early as these hotels quickly reach capacity.

Click the arrows or swipe the list to see each hotel's ratings, reviews, locations, rates, and more. You can read detailed descriptions of each hotel by clicking the cards.


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Search for accommodation in Exeter

Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the city of Exeter on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the city of Exeter that match the information provided.

Car rental in Exeter

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Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Exeter. Exeter has 6 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Exeter start from 43.63 EUR per day or 305.41 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is a Vauxhall Corsa.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Exeter, starting from 19.93 EUR per day or 139.51 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Toyota Aygo.

Learn more about the different types of cars you can rent in Exeter, England, below.

Popular types of car rental in Exeter

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the city of Exeter to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Exeter can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore England at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Exeter is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Exeter is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the city of Exeter.

Check out all options available in Exeter and book the car rental for your upcoming adventures in England below.

Search for car rental in Exeter

Get ready to hit the road and explore the beautiful city of Exeter. Find the best deals on a variety of popular car rentals in Exeter, England, or any other destination in Europe by using the search tool below.

Enter your pick-up and drop-off location, driver's age, and dates. Click the green button to view your options.

Popular destinations to visit after Exeter

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The city of Exeter is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in England. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that England has it all.

England is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in England that are as magical as the city of Exeter. The most popular travel destinations in England are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

All the best destinations in England

When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in England. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Domestic flights from Exeter

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A taste of England through a visit to Exeter can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Exeter to another remarkable destination in England.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the city of Exeter to other spectacular locations in England, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

Search domestic flights from Exeter

Traveling to another city or region in England? Use the flight search tool below to quickly find the cheapest one-way or round-trip flights from Exeter to different local destinations.

Enter all the necessary information and click or tap on the Search button to see a list of the available domestic flights in England on the selected dates.