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Win a spa weekend in Exeter this Spring

Exeter has all you need for a short city break, with central accommodation, fantastic local eateries, historic attractions and exciting activities – providing endless opportunity for outdoor adventure.

Exeter is surrounded by green open spaces, which means it’s packed with exciting activities for all abilities. Fancy a breath of fresh air? Rent a bike and explore the Exe Estuary to Topsham, get your walking boots on and follow the trails at Haldon Forest Park or navigate the calm waters of the Exeter Canal by paddle board, canoe or kayak.

Exeter’s outdoor event calendar kicks off with Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival from 28th-29th April, the place to be for expert talks and demos, heaps of horticultural know-how and a wealth of award-winning nurseries, offering quality plants and advice.

Billed as ‘Devon’s Big Day Out’, the Devon County Show returns 18th-20th May, with fun for all the family, guest performances in the show arena and stalls selling fantastic local produce.

In Exeter they’re passionate about sport. Home to Premiership Rugby team the Exeter Chiefs, football fixtures at Exeter City FC, and exciting competitive horse racing at Exeter Racecourse, there is plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the thrill of spectator sports in Exeter.

Exeter quayside is a must-visit. Shop at independent boutiques, discover the quay’s fascinating history at the Custom House and sit back, relax and enjoy a meal with loved-ones, sat beside the water, watching the world go by.

Exeter is a city with 2,000 years of history. Discover more about its fascinating and somewhat turbulent past on a free walking tour with the Red Coat Guides. Explore beneath the city’s streets on a guided tour of Exeter’s medieval Underground Passages, the perfect place to cool down on a warm day.

A trip to Exeter isn’t complete without a visit to the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum, where you can explore 16 galleries of local and national touring exhibitions, completely free of charge.

The city has been voted one of the top places to eat out in the UK, by Which Good Food Guide. The location in the heart of Devon, surrounded by glorious rolling hills and close to the stunning coastline, means that they aren’t short of locally-sourced food and drink! The Exeter Food and Drink Trail celebrates these incredible eateries and producers.

Visit popular brands on the High Street including John Lewis and in Princesshay and the Guildhall Shopping Centre. Discover friendly, independent shops in surrounding streets offering a brilliantly different range of sustainable, eco, artisan, vintage fashions, jewellery, crafts and gifts. InExeter’s brand-new digital independent gift card is great way to support ‘indies’ across the city – the first of its kind in the UK!

Exeter is within easy reach of South Wales, a 2-3 hour train journey with GWR from Cardiff Central.

WIN a two-night stay with breakfast for two at Leonardo Hotel. Plus a 30 minute treatment, 2 hours use of spa facilities and an afternoon tea at the brand-new Hotel Indigo!

Competition closes 30th April.


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