Although extensively damaged during the Second World War some notable historical buildings survived in Exeter.
Among them is the wondrous 11th century cathedral which is one of the finest in the country. Home to Exeter University, the city's vibrant nightlife and close links with the surrounding counties means it is a good base from which to explore the beautiful scenery of Dartmoor and the South Devon coast.
The scope of Exeter's secret delights tend to leave a visitor happy but very tired after a full day of being held in awe by the vast array of things to do.
You could stay for a week and still not scratch the surface of the abundance of historical and social interaction that has characterized Exeter's rise to an important city of prominence.
Here I have given you just a taste of what is available and hope that I have whetted your appetite and made you want to find more about this beautiful place.
The Deep Exhibition
Aimed mainly at children under the age of 16, the Deep Exhibition in Brixham is an unforgivable and wondrous excursion into a nautical world of fabled adventure.
From April until October Exeter Cathedral provides fascinating guided tours of the cathedral. The cathedral is a beautiful building with a very rich history.
Exeter Local Farmers Market
Market Days: Every Thursday
Around 30 stalls offering a wide variety of fresh local produce that will make you wish you could eat and cook with it forever.
Exeter Guildhall is a colonnaded building on the main street and is the oldest municipal building anywhere in the United Kingdom, the earliest reference to the building was found in a dated 1160. Straddling the pavement the Tudor front was added in 1593. The ancient hall has been paneled in oak and visitors inside can see a stunning display of silver, plus a number of paintings.
St Nicholas Priory
Nine hundred years ago the St Nicholas Priory was originally built around the guest wing of a former Benedictine Priory in the center of Exeter.
Spacex Gallery is a contemporary art gallery, showing cutting-edge exhibitions by internationally recognized and emerging artists and is open to the public.
Originally the medieval guildhall of the Weavers, Fullers and Shearman. Tucker's Hall is located on Exeter's Fore Street,
Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Also known to some as Exeter's Museum, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum has more on display than many people would imagine.
Truly a hidden gem in a crown full of stones, Exeter is a place where dreams have been realized.