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Win a weekend in Exeter

Escape the everyday and visit Exeter this winter. The city has all you need for a 2023 city break, with cosy accommodation, fantastic local eateries, historic attractions and lots more - all within a short walking distance.

Exeter’s 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. It’s easy to see why the city has been voted one of the top places to eat out in the UK, by Which Good Food Guide. The Exeter Food and Drink Trail celebrates the incredible eateries and producers.

Exeter’s foodie experiences are second to none. Distil your very own gin at the newly-opened Quayside Gin Distillery, embark on a tour of Exeter Brewery or try a masterclass at One Mile Bakery.

Thinking of hitting the sales? Visit popular brands on the High Street including John Lewis, 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 a great way to support ‘indies’ across the city – the first of its kind in the UK!

The city 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.

Exeter quayside is a must-visit any time of year. 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.

All of the city’s historic attractions are open year-round. Explore beneath the city’s streets on a guided tour of Exeter’s medieval Underground Passages, or join a free guided walking tour of the city with the Red Coat Guides. Don’t miss RAMM, Exeter’s award-winning museum, where you can explore 16 galleries of local and national touring exhibitions, also completely free of charge. When you’ve finished exploring, put your feet up and experience the ultimate in relaxation at the St Sidwell’s Point Spa in the heart of the city.

Catch comedy shows, live music and more at eclectic venues across the city including Exeter Corn Exchange and Exeter Phoenix. Take a seat at the much-loved local theatres; Exeter Northcott, Exeter Barnfield Theatre and Exeter Cygnet Theatre and enjoy a range of local, regional and national touring theatre productions throughout the year.

In Exeter they are 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 is a short train journey away from the historic port of Topsham - a quaint, idyllic town bursting with local food & drink, independent shops including fine wines, boutiques, galleries, gifts and more. The Goat Walk offers stunning sights across the Exe Estuary and the opportunity to view wonderful wildlife as you pass the Bowling Green Marsh. Cosy up with a local ale or freshly-brewed coffee within a friendly Topsham café or pub.

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


Win a 3-night winter break in Exeter this January, staying at city centre Exeter Self Catering apartment with luxury food and beauty experiences included.

(Competition closes 15th Dec 2022)


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