A historic university city with its own racecourse, exciting Exeter has plenty to offer. Car hire is not necessary at first, beginning at Custom House visitor centre on the quayside. This historic waterfront building depicts Exeter's history from Roman pottery to the present day. There are Roman city walls and medieval underground passages, whereas the impressive St. Peter’s Cathedral is Gothic in style. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum offers free entry, or try a stroll along Exeter Ship Canal, steeped in over four centuries of history, with a double lock and country pub.
Exeter theatres include The Phoenix and The Corn Exchange, with a regular programme of comedy, live music and dance. Northernhay Gardens have special events, while the impressive Rougemont Gardens are situated nearby with the remains of a Norman castle. When you have organised your car hire, just south of the city near Ebford is Topsham museum, overlooking the estuary of the River Exe.
It’s interesting and unusual combination of displays includes craft, maritime history, furnished seventeenth century period rooms and even Vivien Leigh memorabilia. For a short drive with car hire, explore the rolling countryside, green hills and picturesque villages - perhaps stopping off for a Devon cream tea in one of the quaint cafés with sea views.
Near Exeter, the Brooke Gallery in Budleigh is a respected major art centre, in an elegant Georgian building and displaying original prints by famous artists. Located next to Budleigh beach, this is a good place to visit the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. Alternatively, bird watchers may wish to head for the wild bird sanctuary on the estuary of the River Otter. Four miles from Exmouth is Chudleigh with the Virtual Jet Centre, offering a flight deck pilot experience in a Boeing simulator.
Other local points of interest include historic Powderham Castle, Hanlon’s Brewery and Haldon Forest Park near Kennford. For children, Crealy adventure park has rides, live shows and an animal kingdom, near Clyst St Mary, on the A3052. Ten miles from Exeter and a quick journey with car hire, there are sandy beaches at Exmouth and Dawlish - or a little further south is the English Riviera of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Finally, Dartmoor National Park lies to the west, probably best explored from the town of Okehampton.
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