About Exeter

Just 16 kilometres away from South Devon beaches you can find Exeter, a historical city that dates back to Roman times. Famous for its stunning cathedral and underground passages, Exeter is also home to one of the top universities in the world, making it the perfect destination to become an international student.

Places to visit

Have a wander through the Exeter Cathedral to contemplate the amazing combination of Norman and Gothic styles or visit another historic site like Exeter Quayside, where you will be able to enjoy the amazing architecture as well as the lively bars and pubs.

To finish your day, take a relaxing boat trip, visit the many nearby restaurants or just grab a quick coffee and continue discovering this incredible city.

One of the first things that you should do when you move to Exeter is visiting the city’s medieval underground passages. There is no better way of learning about the history of the city than taking a guided tour. Make sure you book your tickets with plenty of time as this attraction is one of the most popular ones!


Things to do

At the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum, you will be able to find the best temporary exhibition galleries as well as a diverse selection of artworks such as an African bull elephant or an Egyptian tomb. Make sure you don’t miss anything by regularly checking what’s on at the museum. What would you say if you were told that the largest collection of material relating to the moving image in Britain is in Exeter? Surely you would be looking forward to visiting The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum to check it out yourself; the collection includes over 75000 artefacts and admission to the museum is completely free!

The Red Coat Guided Tours are a fantastic way of exploring the city in good company. Bookings are not required so you just need to choose your tour, show up and meet one of the many Red Coat Guides to enjoy 90 minutes of discovering Exeter.



Exeter caters for all shopping tastes. You can visit Princesshay to find trendy and popular cafes, shops and restaurants or you can go to the Cathedral Quarter for a more classic and independent shopping experience. If you are looking for quirky and unusual shops, simply visit the West Quarter. The city has plenty of independent restaurants and bistros. If you are in the mood for the best international cuisines, head down to Queen Street or if you just want to grab a quick bite to eat on the go, the Exeter Farmer’s Market is always an excellent choice.


You can walk, cycle or take the bus in Exeter. Getting an Exeter PlusBus ticket will give you unlimited bus travel on many operators’ services as well as being an affordable option to quickly get to all your favourite places.

You will also want to get yourself a RailCard, so you can benefit from the best discounts on your train ticket fares. Check for yourself how easy it is to get to London, Manchester or Birmingham!

Did you know…

You can progress from an NCUK qualification to study a degree in Exeter? The University of Exeter accepts students who have studied an NCUK qualification.

Start your journey with NCUK today and click the button below to apply now!