Exeter is approximately a 20-minute drive from areas of outstanding natural beauty, including the Jurassic coastline, a world heritage site. The area has nature reserves with plenty of opportunities to get close to nature, including bird watching along the estuary and marshland, nearby forests, fields and commons. There are beautiful coastal paths, rivers and blue flag beaches to explore and the Historic Exeter to Topsham Canal.
Historic Exeter, with its roman heritage, has many attractions, including a cathedral, underground passages and guided tours. Furthermore, Exeter Quayside, the Royal Albert Museum, RHS Killerton House and Powderham Castle are all within a 15-minute drive. Â There are boat trips from Topsham along the coast.
Exeter has several sports centres, numerous parks and spectator facilities, including the new Chiefs Rugby Stadium and football at St James' Park. The River Exe runs through the City, providing water sports, towpath walks and cycle ways.
There is an excellent selection of worldwide cuisine to be found in the City with a wide range of restaurants, bars, bistros.