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24 reasons to love Exeter

PUBLISHED: 12:30 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:30 06 March 2018

Exeter 104 Cathedral Close (c) Peter, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Exeter 104 Cathedral Close (c) Peter, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Whether it’s the culture, nightlife, food & drink, shopping or the family-friendly atmosphere, there’s so many reasons for you to love Exeter. We’ve picked 24 but we know there are so many more

1) It was officially voted as one of the best places to live in the country

2) While having brunch can you get a better urban view than this?

3) While you’re on Cathedral Green, you may as well pop in to the magnificent 800-year-old Cathedral

4) The Quay is one of the most historically unique places you could spend an evening

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5) Whether it’s in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, in the streets around the Guildhall or by the city walls, there’s so much history to absorb

6) History isn’t just above ground in Exeter either

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7) Regardless of age or taste, there’s a pub to meet your needs

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8) There’s always something to tickle your theatrical taste buds at either the Northcott or the Corn Exchange

9) Princesshay or the Guildhall are centres great for big-name shopping

10) While the Cathedral Quarter and West Quarter are better for quirky, independent places

11) The Cavern has hosted dozens of bands on their rise to the top including Coldplay and Muse

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12) As well as Chris Martin, it’s also the hometown of a number of other celebrities

13) Doctor Ink’s Curiosities is just one of the many places you can enjoy a cocktail

14) There are plenty of places for a good breakfast if the night ends up being too heavy

15) The restaurant scene is thriving: The Conservatory and Lloyds Kitchen are a couple of our favourites

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16) Exeter Food Festival celebrates the best produce of the county and has been going for well over a decade

17) You can even stay in the oldest castle in England

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18) The Red Coat Guided Tours are the best way for the family to see and learn about the city

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19) You can hop on a bike or in a canoe for the most active way to explore the area

20) Crealy Adventure Park is also only 20 minutes away

21) It’s the perfect base from which to explore the rest of Devon: Torquay, Sidmouth, Beer and Exmouth are all less than an hour drive away

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22) With Exeter Chiefs and Exeter City, there’s lots of top-class sport to choose from

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23) If all of the above aren’t enough, Exeter will have the Royal Clarence Hotel back by 2019 for even more history and prestige

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24) Wherever you are in the country, travel connections are exceptional so there’s no reason not to come!

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