Exeter is a historic City status in the United Kingdom in Devon, England. It lies within the ceremonial county of Devon, of which it is the county town as well as the home of the Devon County Council. Currently the administrative area has the status of a non-metropolitan district, and is therefore under the administration of the County Council. The city is on the River Exe, about  northeast of Plymouth, and  southwest of Bristol. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, its population in that year was 111,076, while the mid-2009 estimate was 118,800.
Exeter was the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Roman Britain. Its Exeter Cathedral, founded in the early 12th century, became Anglicanism at the time of the 16th century Reformation.
Exeter has been identified as one of the top ten most profitable locations for a business to be based.Dun& Bradstreet, 2001 The city has good transport links, with Exeter St David's railway station, Exeter Central railway station, the M5 motorway and Exeter International Airport connecting the city both nationally and internationally. Although a popular tourist destination, the city is not dominated by tourism.

Why visit?

  • Exeter is home to a vibrant cultural scene, with a range of festivals, events and activities taking place throughout the year. From the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink to the Exeter International Film Festival, there's something for everyone.
  • Exeter is surrounded by stunning countryside, with the Exe Estuary, Dartmoor National Park and the Jurassic Coast all within easy reach. Take a walk along the Exe Estuary and enjoy the stunning views, or explore the rugged beauty of Dartmoor.
  • Exeter is a city steeped in history, with its ancient Roman walls, medieval cathedral and cobbled streets. Take a stroll around the city centre and explore the many historic sites, such as the Exeter Castle, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and the Guildhall.