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Heritage Attractions - Exeter Cathedral & Red Coat Guided Tours Exeter's 2,000 year history is reflected in its heritage attractions, such as the Gothic St Peter's Cathedral and the Roman City Wall. Explore beneath the city's streets at Exeter's Underground Passages, medieval passages originally built to bring fresh water into the city in medieval times. Find out more about Exeter's fascinating history on one of the free Red Coat Guided Tours, or take one of three Self-Guided Heritage Trails around the city.
Other historic buildings include the Exeter Guildhall and Tuckers Hall, or head down to Exeter's Historic Quayside, a hub of leisure and activity, where you can explore the River Exe and Exeter ship canal by boat, bicycle or on foot, and discover the historic Exe Island. Visit the Quay House Visitor Centre to discover Exeter's maritime history and watch a free short film - Exeter: 2,000 Years of History.
Theatre, Music & Entertainment - Exeter Northcott Theatre Exeter hosts a varied programme of performances at its Theatres, from local amateur dramatics to international touring theatre companies. The Exeter Corn Exchange and Exeter Phoenix both hold regular performances of theatre, dance and comedy, plus live music from internationally renowned acts. There is also live music in Exeter's bars and Nightclubs, and the city has three Cinemas showing the latest blockbuster films and world cinema.
Museums & galleries. RAMM Stunning displays at the City's Royal Albert Memorial Museum take visitors on a voyage of discovery from pre-history to the present day and from Exeter all around the world. It's busy programme of exhibitions and events means there's always something new. Free entry means you can call time and again. Experience Tudor life at St Nicholas Priory, the 900 year old guest wing of a former Benedictine Priory.
A short distance from the city centre, on the University of Exeter's Streatham Campus, is the The Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture, or visit the nearby town of Topsham for the Topsham Museum, housed in a 17th century building overlooking the Exe Estuary.
Exeter is regarded as the cultural capital of the south west, and attracts national and international touring art exhibitions at its Galleries, which include the Spacex Gallery and Exeter Phoenix.
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Sport & leisure - Exeter's Sports facilities - Council owned leisure facilities include two swimming pools, a golf driving range and dry ski slope! You can participate in outdoor activities at the city's Playing fields, or watch Premier League rugby at the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club or football at Exeter City FC.
Cycling in Exeter Walking in Exeter is a popular activity, as it is a compact city, easily explored on foot. Flat, accessible routes alongside the river are ideal for exploring with a wheelchair or pushchair. Exeter is a Cycling Demonstration Town, so Cycling is also an excellent way to explore. The city is particularly cycle-friendly with an extensive network of cycle paths and convenient places to park your bicycle.
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Coastal Areas - Exeter's location near the coast means there are several Beaches nearby. There are the nearby resorts of Dawlish, Dawlish Warren, Teignmouth and the English Riviera encompassing Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Dartmoor and Exmoor are also within easy reach
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