Things to do in Exeter

Pick Crealy Meadows as your Exeter accommodation of choice and not only do you have Devon’s largest attraction right on your doorstep, but you’re just a few minutes’ drive away from one of the region’s prettiest and historic cities, too. Exeter is our ‘county town’, and has been a thriving settlement since Roman times. In fact, its roots go way back into Neolithic times, but it was our Roman guests who really turned ‘Isca’ into the busy, bustling city it is today. You can still see plenty of signs of the Roman’s influence here, with the 2,000-year-old city walls still on display near Exe Bridges in the centre of the city.

Secret Exeter

While there’s plenty to see above ground, if you’re looking for things to do in Exeter that are a little bit different, why not book yourself on a tour of the city’s underground catacombs? Just like those you’ll find in Paris, these spooky subterranean corridors chart the history of the city.

Stay at Crealy during October half term and Halloween and you can find out more about Exeter’s supernatural past, with evening ghost walks through its medieval streets and alleys (but be warned, it’s not for the faint hearted!).

Shop ‘til you drop

Short breaks in Devon are bound to include a bit of shopping, and you can’t get much better than the wonderful boutique shops of Exeter. Cut past the library and you’ll discover the narrow alleyways and secrets of Gandy Street, where talented artisans create bespoke jewellery. The Guildhall, Harlequin and Princesshay shopping centres give you plenty of choice from well-known brands to independent traders, while Exeter’s coffee shops provide a welcome break and some of the best Danish pastries you’ll ever taste.

The Cathedral Green

With medieval and Tudor buildings clustered around the green and the imposing sandstone cathedral dominating the skyline, Exeter’s Cathedral Green is the heart of the city. During the summer it’s packed with stallholders for the Exeter Food Festival, or if you’re taking a holiday in Devon during the festive season, check out the Christmas Market for some wonderful and unique presents. 

Glamping and Camping in Devon near Exeter

Accommodation in Exeter during the summer is in high demand, so why not head out of town and into the peace and quiet of Devon’s countryside? At Crealy Meadows you can camp in style at our luxury site, complete with on-site shop, five-star shower blocks with underheating and even baths, and with the wonderful Crealy Theme Park right next door. For a Devon glamping holiday to remember, why not book in to our Safari or our Devon Hideaways. They’re a great base for you and your family at all times of the year to explore all the delights of Exeter, just minutes away.

Easy to get to

Crealy Theme Park and Resort is just minutes from the M5’s Junction 30, and a short drive from the centre of Exeter, making it easy to get to and the perfect destination all year round.