Exeter city life
Although Exeter is not a metropolis, nor does it have the vibe of a busy city, you can enjoy many activities and discover interesting places during your study abroad experience. Visit Exeter’s iconic monuments, like:
Explore medieval underground passages – the only attraction of their kind open to the public in Britain.
- St Nicholas Priory in Mint Lane
- Medieval churches including St. Mary Steps
- The ruins of Rougemont Castle
- The Guildhall
- Higher Barracks – a former cavalry barracks
- Northernhay Gardens – oldest public open space in England
- Royal Albert Memorial Museum, The Spacex Art Gallery
- Powderham Castle
- Crealy Great Adventure Park
- Northcott Theatre – on the university campus.
If you are into amusement parks, try Go Ape Haldon where you can take sag-way lessons, climb rope ladders, and other fun activities.
Go to Fore Street, where you can find a number of good outdoor shops. Princesshay is home to over 70 retailers and offers some of the best shopping in the country. A place where mostly young people hangout is Exeter quay – an area where former warehouses have been converted into antique shops, quirky stores, craft workshops, restaurants and pubs.
If you are into sports, join Exeter Cricket Club or Exeter Rowing Club.
Whenever you want to change the scenery and want to experience the atmosphere of a multicultural city, London is two hours and a half away by train.
International atmosphere in Exeter
Exeter is quite a small city with a compact, typically British population. The largest ethnical minority group in Exeter is a Chinese community. Other minorities include people coming from Ireland, Poland and countries from Asia and Africa. As a student living here, you will encounter different cultures, in addition to your other international colleagues at university.
Exeter has a temperate and maritime climate with mild winters and warm summers with hot and sometimes cooler rainfalls. Temperatures do not vary much throughout the year. The hottest month is July with an average high of 21°C (70°F), and the coldest month is January with an average high of 8°C (46°F).