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Exeter is a sensational South West city that is becoming increasingly popular with those looking for a culture rich city break. Often rated as one of the best places to live in the whole of Britain, this charming metropolis has a beautifully diverse landscape and richly ingrained culture for all to enjoy. Offering the perfect blend of old-world ambience and new necessities, this deeply historical city lies in the heart of delightful Devon on the side of the shimmering River Exe.



Flight frequency: Daily

Currency: GBP (£)

Population: 117,773


Overview of Exeter

Set in stunning surrounds in 'the heart of Devon', Exeter is a great destination for those who like the best of both worlds, offering a rare mix of modern city attractions and rustic countryside to explore. This student-friendly town boasts one of the best Universities in the UK and happily combines eclectic nightlife with plenty of cultural attractions, museums and libraries. People come from all over the globe to see Exeter's stunning cityscape which includes ultra-modern architecture and a wealth of historic buildings, including the majestic Cathedral and the Guildhall. If you're looking for a refreshing short break to enjoy with your family, friends or a loved one, why not grab cheap flights to Exeter and discover everything this sensational city has to offer?


Restaurants and nightlife in Exeter

If you're after seriously good food, expect authentic South Western hospitality including Devonshire cream teas, cosy cafes and candlelit restaurants. They all seem to have a quirky backstory, like Mil's Coffee House and The Ship Inn, which were both favourite haunts of famous English sea captain Francis Drake and aristocratic poet Sir Walter Raleigh. For those who love the arts, the Exeter Phoenix is a thriving centre of dynamic theatre, dance and live music productions from all over the world. Younger and older music fans often gather at the University's Great Hall to see major live music concerts. Whatever your tastes, you definitely won't go bored with all the entertainment on offer in the city.


Shopping in Exeter

Those with a penchant for shopping are sure to love the brilliant mix of designer stores, high street staples and kooky little boutiques on offer. Being a compact city, Exeter is a great place to shop, with the Princesshay Quarter boasting many instantly recognisable department stores. As you would expect, the long high street area is home to a thriving retail centre, including all the popular national chains and if you’re looking to shop under cover on a rainy day, the Guildhall Shopping centre and the Harlequins Shopping Centre are both equally popular choices.


Events and attractions around Exeter

People come from all over the globe to see Exeter's stunning cityscape which includes ultra-modern architecture and a wealth of historic buildings, including the majestic Medieval Cathedral which was consecrated in 1133 and the Guildhall which is the oldest civic working building in the country. The compact city centre is peppered with Roman walls and many other sights and attractions to visit. If you fancy soaking up history, head to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum for fabulous exhibitions on everything from exotic animals to modern amenities.


Find Hotels around Exeter

No matter what your budget, you're sure to find your ideal place to stay. From cheap chains to luxury apartments, you really are spoiled for choice. Whether your fancy five-star decadence or a great-value independent, find your perfect place to stay with our search tool below.

Travel to and from Exeter International Airport

There are a number of options available for your journey to and from Exeter airport.

IATA code: EXT

Name: Exeter International Airport

Address: Exeter International Airport, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2BD

Telephone: +44 (0)1392 367 433

Parking

If you are travelling from Exeter and wish to take your own car, there are short and long stay parking facilities available, as well as pick-up and drop-off points. It is possible to simply pay at the airport but it is best to book prior to travel to ensure you get the best deal. You can pre-book online with us: http://parking.flybe.com

Public Transport

There are no train services at the airport but there are four stations in the vicinity - Digby & Sowton (4km), Exeter Central (8km), Exeter St. Davids (9km) and Tiverton Parkway (19km). All are easily accessible by taxi. There is also a bus service which serves the airport.

Taxis

There is a taxi rank at the airport and you can book a taxi if you wish, although it is not necessary. The taxi rank is located outside the arrivals building.

Car hire

If you are taking one of our flights to Exeter and would like to hire a car on arrival, there are a number of car hire companies with offices at the airport. It is not necessary to book in advance, but you may wish to do so in order to guarantee you get a suitable vehicle or simply for peace of mind.