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Local Area

Exeter is the capital city of Devon and is very easy to explore on foot right from the front door of the Townhouse.  We are in a quiet corner of the city centre yet only a few minutes stroll from the stunning Cathedral, Museum, Quayside, University, train stations, bus station, shopping centres and excellent pubs & restaurants.

Exeter has been a Cathedral town since 1050 and the present Cathedral was built in the 14th century. It is one of the greatest Medieval cathedrals in England and the only Cathedral in England to have twin Norman towers and has the longest unbroken vaulted roof of any in the country.

The city boasts all the major High Street shops as well as over 350 independent shops, pubs and restaurants.  We have listed the best restaurants in our welcome guide to Exeter, found in every room.

Gandy Street has a great variety of boutique shops.  For arts, crafts and collectables, try Exeter's West Quarter or the Quayside.  Or travel slightly further afield and make an afternoon of it by browsing antique shops, art galleries and boutiques of the historic riverside town of Topsham, a 12 minute train ride south of Exeter.

The City is brimming with history and heritage, with many visitor attractions to keep you entertained.

From the magnificent Cathedral -

The Historic Quayside -

The Underground Passages -

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum -

St Nicholas Priory -

You can also go one of the many free walking tours -

There is much to see and do in this fascinating city.


Within each room there is a Welcome Guide and in this we list restaurants in Exeter we would recommend to our guests.  The following restaurants are a small part of the list.

The Conservatory -

Cote Brasserie -

Harry's Restaurant - 

Herbies Vegetarian Restaurant - No website - contact 01392 258473

Rendezvous -

The restaurants listed above are very popular and booking is recommended before your visit.

The restaurants below are also popular, but normally have tables available. However, booking a table would be advisable.

Jasmine Thai -

Old Firehouse -

Bills -

Pasha -



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