Visit Exeter - Best of Exeter

There are some cities in the world which offer you a quintessential luxury vacation experience and then there are some that offer you a quintessential life experience. Exeter promises to do the latter. Known to be the capital of Devon, Exeter has successfully managed to bring Devon very prominently on the cultural map of United Kingdom. This city has not only provided the locals here a humble life but has also given various students an opportunity to be a part of the extensively famous university from all across the World.

Exeter continues to hold a regional significance through the turbulent Dark Ages, being twice captured by the invading Vikings. Post the Norman Conquest, the inhabitants of Exeter rebelled against William the Conqueror, who laid siege and went on to build Rougemont Castle to ensure future compliance and established his authority. During the renaissance period it developed into an economically powerful city mainly due to the wool industry, and a period of rapid growth commenced ever since.

If the virtual tour of the University left you awe-struck, you have no idea how mesmerized the tranquility of the cathedral would leave you or how enlightened the churches would make you. The day you get time off pub-hopping and trying out the most amazing food places, you can get a glimpse of the royal life lead once upon a time in this city adorned with castles, gardens and museums.

If that is not enough, the ever busy and bustling streets are sure to fill in shades of vibrancy and fun for they offer the perfect contrast to the extremely peaceful waterfront at the famous Exeter Quay. Choose the kind of experience you want to have and Exeter would definitely offer you a way to fulfill it!

Exeter Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Exeter tips for your visit

  • It is mainly a University town, so you get a chance to communicate with students from various nationalities.
  • The city is quite safe but still venturing out at night especially if you are intoxicated is not a safe choice so do not risk it.
  • Do not miss out of the medieval churches.
  • Plan your trip well in advance to avoid any disappointments later!

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Facts and Stats for Exeter*

  • Pollution Statistics in Exeter

    Know the pollution level of Exeter before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 27.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 22.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20 (Low)
  • Exeter: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Exeter for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Exeter.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.17 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.57 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 24 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 38 (Low)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.08 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.17 (Moderate)
  • Living in Exeter - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 62.29 (High)
    • Pollution Index 21.11 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 33.6 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.96 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.83 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.81 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 87.39 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Exeter

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Exeter

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.58 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.58 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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