Ten More Things to do near The Old Telephone Exchange

1. Visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.
 
Fully refurbished after a multi-million pound redevelopment, the new displays showcase the collections and collectors that have helped RAMM to become one of Britain's finest regional museums. They tell the story of Exeter and Devon from the prehistoric to the present and its internationally important world cultures and natural history collections also tell a story of global exploration and collecting in the 18th and 19th centuries.
 
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2. Eat Fish and Chips in Starcross... 
 
...from Kenny's Fish and Chip Shop by Starcross Station.  Best eaten sitting on one of the benches overlooking the Exe estuary and using your fingers.  (Plenty of litter bins for the waste, and a public washroom right by the station to clean your hands afterwards) and then you can always get a drink from 'The Atmospheric Railway' pub opposite.
 
 
 
3. Go Underground in Exeter!
 
Discover medieval passageways that stretch under the city's streets at this visitor attraction in the heart of the city centre. Dating from 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument: no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain.
 
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4. Go Shopping at Trago Mills, Newton Abbot
 
The biggest range of discounted goods in the West Country - from carpets to paperclips - plus extensive leisure facilities set in 100 acres of rolling South Devon countryside, including narrow gauge Steam Railway, Picnic Area, Edwardian Penny Arcade and the finest 00 Gauge Model Railway in the UK!  All this and a huge garden centre, too.
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5. Go to the Races
 
The Exeter Racecourse holds 15 great jump fixtures between October and May each year.
 
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6. Take Coffee on the Quay in Exeter
 
Browse the antique and craft galleries down by the river Exe and then sit on the quay side admiring the boats or feeding the swans. Exeter's Historic Quayside is one of the most attractive areas of the city, popular with locals and visitors alike for its fascinating history, interesting architecture and lively pubs and restaurants. From here it is just a ten minute walk to the city centre.
 
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7. Visit Exeter Cathedral
  

Exeter Cathedral  is an Anglican cathedral, and the seat of the Bishop of Exeter,

 

The present building was complete by about 1400, and has several notable features, including an early set of misericords, an astronomical clock and the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in England.

 
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8. Go to the Theatre
 
Find out what's on at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter by clicking on the picture.
 
 
 
9. Explore the Exe Estuary
 
The Exe Estuary is a unique place. The Exe Estuary Trail, is a first class cycling and walking route. providing an exciting opportunity to experience cycling or walking around the entire Estuary, appreciating the wildlife and passing through some beautiful riverside towns and villages steeped in maritime history. With help from public transport and ferries, you can get round much of the estuary in a day.
 
You can find out more about the trail and download a PDF guide by clicking on the picture.
 
 
10. Go to a Car Boot Sale in Exeter
 
Probably the biggest and best market and car boot sale in the South West!
Every Sunday from 6.45am - 12.45pm the market is attended by approximately 40 traders, up to 350 car boot sellers and 5,000 buyers.
 
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Please note that we have no financial or business connection with any of the organisations on this page. These suggestions are merely intended to give you ideas of some of the things you could do while staying at The Old Telephone Exchange, and of course, no 1 should be 'simply relax and enjoy the view'.
 
 
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