Make the most of your Rugby World Cup trip to Exeter and stay on for this South West city’s stylish shopping, historic buildings and surrounding countryside.
Take a walk in Exeter’s medieval, subterranean side through the echoing vaults and water passages of Exeter’s Underground Passages just beneath the High Street. Back on the surface, the eclectic Royal Albert Memorial Museum – RAMM for short – is crammed with historical gems, from prehistoric pick axes to ornate Egyptian tombs.
Kids can swoop on ropes through the treetop walkways, take a pony ride, spot wild animals from the safari express and even go quad biking at Crealy Adventure Park.
Chic Princesshay shopping centre is the place to bag all manner of fashion, beauty, homeware and technology brands, and a short amble away are charming independent boutiques and local bakeries on Magdalen Road.
Feeling sporty after the rugby? Practice your serve and volley with a pro coach on the indoor courts at Exeter Tennis Centre, or if you want to experience Land Rover’s legendary all-terrain expertise in safe, thrilling and true-to-life driving adventures you can visit Land Rover Experience West Country.
In Exeter, you are never far from the great Devonshire outdoors. The area’s dominating wilderness is Dartmoor National Park, the rugged and wild setting for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tale The Hound of the Baskervilles and the film adaptation of War Horse.
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