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Things to do in Mid Devon District

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“A beautiful building in the heart of Exeter. Also well worth a mention are the guided Red Coat walking tours in Exeter (free) to learn about the history of this ancient city.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Museum
“Exeter's wonderful museum (RAMM), has stunning displays and galleries, world-class collections and fabulous exhibitions.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Very Good day out for families with children, one of the top theme Parks in the area.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Modern, smart, spacious shopping with great coffee shops and restaurants included.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Nature
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“It is a good example of victorian architecture. and has good gardens. I and I'm sure many of you enjoy gardens.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Event Space
“Medieval passages designed to bring clean drinking water from natural springs outside the walled city of Exeter, guided tours have taken place since the 1930's. Fascinating but maybe not for the claustrophobic!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Historic Site
“If you're fond of a National Trust venue, this place offers stunning walks in their vast garden grounds.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Phoenix is an arts, film, music, comedy, and dance venue with a bar, galleries, and learning spaces. There is a varied programme of frequent events throughout the year.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“The Old Firehouse is a big late night relaxed vibe bar a little off of the High Street. Open late, 3am over the weekends - serving pizza's late into the evening. Huge range of local Ale and Cider. Live music events throughout the week. Very warm and welcoming and a fantastic spot for a late night social evening. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bus Station
“A beautiful spot to sit and have a drink, have lunch or look at the unusual shops and businesses in the arches of the quay ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Entertainment
“"Exeter Northcott Theatre is Exeter’s flagship professional theatre. We are passionate about live performance and delight in presenting a varied programme of the highest quality drama, opera, music, dance, comedy and family theatre."”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Well this pub/ restaurant is definitely my favourite, a really old quirky pub, with fine dining in the evenings, please dont be put off by the outside as this pub provides the most amazing food! Can not recommend this place to eat more.The menu changes regularly, thus providing local fresh produce at all times. Fantastic ambiance, great service and a amazing selection of whiskies, fine wines and good ales”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cinema
“If you're looking for a more stylish cinema experience, the Picturehouse is the place to go. There is a delightful café bar upstairs, so plan a little extra time before the film to enjoy a drink or maybe something to eat.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Hotel
“Lovely location for lunch or dinner. More up market and lovely setting. Beautifully prepared food and great atmosphere! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cinema
“A relatively new movie theatre with lots of screens showing all the big releases.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Perched on the edge of the historic Exeter Quayside, in a magnificent 19th-century warehouse. On the Waterfront serves a tempting choice of lunch and dinner dishes - from their well-renowned pizzas to fresh fish, meats, pasta and salads with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Gluten-free and vegan options also available.”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“The Old Firehouse is a big late night relaxed vibe bar a little off of the High Street. Open late, 3am over the weekends - serving pizza's late into the evening. Huge range of local Ale and Cider. Live music events throughout the week. Very warm and welcoming and a fantastic spot for a late night social evening. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Hotel
“Lovely location for lunch or dinner. More up market and lovely setting. Beautifully prepared food and great atmosphere! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Perched on the edge of the historic Exeter Quayside, in a magnificent 19th-century warehouse. On the Waterfront serves a tempting choice of lunch and dinner dishes - from their well-renowned pizzas to fresh fish, meats, pasta and salads with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Gluten-free and vegan options also available.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Slightly off the beaten track this restaurant is worth the extra 5 mins walk from the main street in Exeter. Located just behind John Lewis, this place serves great, freshly cooked food...steaks to perfection! Mid range prices, business people & parents treating their Uni student kids can be seen enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Gastropub
“This is a Michelin starred restaurant, reasonably priced and somewhere to go for a treat or special meal.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pub
“Great food and drink on the river, very picturesque with a relaxed atmosphere.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
“Award winning local, friendly pub. local beers and ciders and wonderful food made from local produce”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“Visit the museum of cider making followed by a visit to the farm shop and restaurant.”
  • 11 locals recommend

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