Things to do in Exeter, Devon

The four-star Rougemont Hotel is an elegant Victorian building situated near the Exeter railway station. It is one of the few hotels in Exeter which serves as the ideal base from which to explore this historic city. You can walk straight into city centre, with its fine shopping, Roman walls and beautiful Cathedral or visit the nearby Rougemont Gardens.


Arts & Culture

  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery - 0.1 Miles

    Described by a TV presenter as “an exquisite jewel box of a building; a Venetian casket. One of the most appealing treasures in Britain”, the RAMM won the prestigious Art Fund Prize of 2012 as Museum of the Year. Just two minutes walk from the hotel.

  • Barnfield Theatre - 0.6 Miles

    Less than half-a-mile from the hotel, Barnfield Theatre Limited stages performances by local amateur and professional companies as well as touring professional theatrical companies.

  • Northcott Theatre - 0.7 Miles

    Inspiring theatre in the heart of Devon located on the University campus.

  • Barnfield Theatre - 0.5 Miles

    The largest dedicated theatre, and live music venue in Exeter. Home to local, regional, national and international drama, music and comedy performances.

  • Bikeshed - 0.5 Miles

    UK Theatre Awards Most Welcoming Theatre 2013

Local Attractions

  • Picture House Cinema - 0.4 Miles

    Based in the centre of Exeter, this cinema shows all of the latest films with various special offers available.

  • Exeter Cathedral - 0.3 Miles

    Undoubtedly one of the great cathedrals of England, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere. Its visual beauty is a story in stone and glass, embroidery and wood of the faith that built it; a faith which is alive and well and can be experienced here every day.

  • Westpoint Arena - 6.2 Miles

    The South West's leading venue for concerts, conferences, exhibitions and fairs, and also home of the Develop County Show in 2013.

  • Exeter Quay - 0.6 Miles

    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. Don’t leave the city without visiting the Quay.

  • Crealy Great Adventure Park - 8.3 Miles

    A vibrant and welcoming visitor destination year-round, uniquely interpreting the legends of the area and famous for delivering great adventures. The family-owned theme park contains great rides and plenty of indoor and outdoor fun for a great day out.

  • Exeter Phoenix - 0.2 Miles

    The South West's foremost multi-artform venue. Events span music, art, film, theatre and comedy as well as a whole host of learning activities.

  • Great Hall - 0.7 Miles

    The Great Hall can seat up to 1400 delegates theatre style plus a wide variety of events, music gigs and is part of the University campus.

  • River Exeter Cruises with Stuartline - 0.5 Miles

    Stuart Line Cruises is a family run passenger boat business based in the beautiful town of Exmouth, Devon operating boat trips the River Exe, Jurassic Coast and along the coast to Torquay and Brixham on heated vessels.


  • Junction 29 M5 - 4.8 Miles

  • Exeter Business Park - 4.5 Miles

  • Exeter Airport - 8.1 Miles

  • Sowton Industrial Estate - 4.5 Miles

  • Marsh Barton Industrial Estate - 1.4 Miles

  • Met Office - 4.1 Miles

  • Devon & Cornwall Contabluary HQ - 3.9 Miles

Outside of the city

  • Paignton Zoo - 20.8 Miles

    Explore the great wild world of this progressive zoo in Paignton renowned as a leading conservationist. Two thousand creatures, six animal habitats, Jungle Express train, indoor play areas, good food & easy access. A great family day out.

  • Powderham Castle - 7.5 Miles

    Located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside Exeter, beside the Exe estuary. Six hundred years of history are contained within the walls of one of England's oldest family homes. For visitors to Devon it is a 'must see' and with its many attractions - a wonderful family day out!


  • Haldon Forest Park - 6.0 Miles

    3,500 acres of woodland just fifteen minutes from Exeter. Plenty to do for all the family from taking in the beautiful scenery and natural wildlife to orienteering, cycling or even swinging through an obstacle course as you “Go Ape!”.

  • Dartmoor National Park - 28.8 Miles

    Dartmoor is an area of moorland in south Devon, England. Protected by National Park status as Dartmoor National Park, it covers 954 square kilometres. The granite which forms the uplands dates from the Carboniferous Period of geological history.

  • RSBP Reserves of Exminster Marshes and Topsham Bowling Green - 5.2 Miles

    Bowling Green Marsh is on the east bank of the Exe Estuary, within easy walking distance of both Topsham High Street and our shop at Darts Farm. It overlooks the Clyst and allows over-wintering birds a choice of safe roosting sites as the rising tide pushes them off the mudflats. Exminster Marshes is located on the opposite side of the river and close to the town of Exminster. The marshes are a vital feeding and resting area for large numbers of birds which come here on their migration and to spend the winter – so watch out for big flocks of geese, ducks and waders.

  • Exeter Red coat walking tours - 0.5 Miles

    FREE guided walking tours are the perfect way to explore Exeter. No booking is required, simply choose a tour, meet your Red Coat Guide and spend 90 minutes discovering Exeter. Tours begin outside the Royal Clarence Hotel in Cathedral Yard, or from the Quay House Visitor Centre.


  • The Jack in The Green - 10.2 Miles

    Expect good local brews on tap and a crystal clear philosophy to serve only the best Devon produce. The Jack in the Green is Michelin and Good Food Guide Recommended and oozes honesty, panache and that rare four letter word – CARE. Voted 5th in the UK's 50 Top Gastropubs


  • Princesshay Shopping Centre - 0.3 Miles

    Houses over 70 shops, covering the best of the high street names as well as some more specialised stores. If you're looking for fashion, beauty, something for the house, or the latest gadget, they've probably got it right here, just half-a-mile from the hotel.

  • Guildhall Shopping Centre - 0.1 Miles

    Guildhall Shopping is Exeter's friendliest shopping centre. With dozens of shops, cafes, restaurants and barrows all under one roof, you can be sure of a warm welcome and plenty to choose from.


  • Exeter City Football Club - 0.9 Miles

    Exeter City FC are in the NPower League Two. The team was formed in 1904 by soccer enthusiasts following the merger of two local clubs and moved into St James Park, then nothing more than a field. “The Grecians” are owned by its own Supporters’ Trust.

  • Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club - 4.6 Miles

    Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club compete in the Aviva Premiership, the highest level of club rugby in the country. They play at the Sandy Park stadium in Exeter.

  • Exeter Racecourse - 6.1 Miles

    Set in a stunning location overlooking beautiful Devon Countryside, Exeter Racecourse prides itself as being one of the UK's most progressive tracks, with excellent facilities and transport links to match competitive racing throughout the National Hunt Season.

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