Exeter Tourism

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!

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

    • Air Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 22.92 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20.83 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 27.08 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.54 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Exeter for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Exeter.

    • Burglary and Theft 27.62 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.73 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.62 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 24.04 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 21.89 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30.12 (Low)
    • Attacks 36.41 (Low)
    • Drug offense 60.34 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.38 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.54 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.97 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.72 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50.96 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 62.35 (High)
    • Pollution Index 20.86 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.22 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 61.76 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 81.54 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.43 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 96.19 (High)
    • 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.

  • 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 13.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 73.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 92.05 USD

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