Top 5 Luxury
Exeter offers the ideal opportunity to indulge yourself.
In spite of the buzzing city feel, you can slow your pace of life, relax, and recharge. There are great hotels and fine restaurants set amidst stunning scenery, as well as high quality shops to and a host of leisure activities. Why not treat yourself to a new experience such as a champagne hot air balloon flight? An ideal way to celebrate that special occasion!
Exeter is a great location to indulge in a little luxury Shopping. Visit historic cobbled Gandy Street which still retains its unique Saxon size. Here independent boutiques and jewellers offer exclusive goods. Exeter has a number of art galleries where original pieces can be found. The Historic Quayside is a must for antique and craft enthusiasts and here craftspeople can be seen at work. Atmospheric Topsham, 4 miles from Exeter, is host to art galleries, fine gift shops and antiques with a maritime flavour.
Hot Air Ballooning
Hot Air Ballooning is the perfect way to spend a day. As a romantic present to mark a special occasion, a champagne flight over the Devon countryside with Aerosaurus is a totally unique experience. Exeter's beautiful Cathedral, Quayside and other landmarks take on whole new perspective from the air with ancient and modern blending perfectly. There are marvelous 360-degree views of Devon's natural wonders. Flights operate year round, weather conditions permitting.
For fine food and wines, renowned chefs, and award winning restaurants, Restaurants and Eating Out in Exeter is hard to beat. @Angela's on New Bridge Street offers the very best of locally sourced fresh food in modern surroundings. For a world of choice and a setting which is second to none why not try one of the many high quality restaurants and cafes on Cathedral Green. Overlooking stunning Exeter Cathedral, Michael Caines Restaurant at Abode Exeter, combines an exciting selection of award winning British and European cuisine with breathtaking views. Luxury restaurants, intimate little bistros, lively seafood eateries and funky cafes; Exeter has them all.
The beautiful town of Topsham on the Exe Estuary is part of Exeter, but still maintains a distinctive identity and gentle pace. There are romantic, river walks and quiet places to watch sailing boats. Town walks take in some of the most spectacular architecture in Devon. Visit Topsham Museum to learn more of the town's history and to see memorabilia of film star Vivien Leigh, who was once married to a Topsham man. A wander through the atmospheric streets reveals unique shops to browse in, cosy historic inns where visitors can be sure of a warm welcome, and quality restaurants and cafes.
For a romantic get away from it all head to Exeter's Historic Quayside. Hire a tandem bicycle and set off along the picturesque canal for some off-road cycling through outstanding wildlife sites and lovely scenery. Stop off at a waterside pub for lunch, or take your own picnic lunch - perhaps a Devon Cream Tea with fresh strawberries. Or try the same route from the water. Hire a double canoe and enjoy the peace and quiet of the canal as you paddle along together at your own pace.