Lyme Regis to Exeter

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Stuart Line Cruises – Exmouth

Since 1968, Stuart Line Cruises has been listed as one of the top family attractions in Devon and is widely recognised as the best tourist attraction in Exmouth! With boat trips sailing the coast around Exeter, Exmouth, Torquay and Sidmouth, they give hundreds of thousands of happy passengers the chance to see the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, cruise the beautiful River Exe or visit a picture-postcard South Devon town.
  • Dog Friendly
  • , Family Friendly

The Donkey Sanctuary

Explore everything the sanctuary has to offer, from award-winning gardens, scenic walks and a restaurant, to engaging exhibits and, of course, meeting hundreds of adorable donkeys. Open every day from 9am, general admission and parking are free. Friendly dogs on leads are welcome too.
  • Vineyard

Pebblebed Vineyards

Discover the secrets behind crafting amazing English sparkling and still wine in the beautiful East Devon countryside with a tour of the picturesque Pebblebed Vineyard and award-winning winery. Of course… it wouldn’t be a vineyard tour without an opportunity to taste the wine too! To finish, tuck in to a selection of delicious Darts Farm artisan cheese and charcuterie, put together by our award-winning Deli team; whilst looking out over the beautiful views of the vineyard.
  • Walks

A walk through Sidmouth

Enjoy this gentle 5 mile walk through the seaside town of Sidmouth, with map and directions.
  • Walks

The River Coly and the Umborne Brook

Enjoy this AA recommended 5 mile gentle walk near Colyton, with maps and directions.
  • Family Friendly
  • , History

Custom House Visitor Centre, Exeter

Located on Exeter’s historic quayside, the Custom House was built in 1680 at the height of Exeter’s woollen cloth industry. It houses lively displays, illustrations and artefacts which bring the history and development of the quayside to life. Watch the short film highlighting Exeter’s history from Roman times until today. The Custom House is also a literature hub for Quay Words, with an exciting events programme that explores stories and writing.
  • Family Friendly
  • , History

Exeter’s Underground Passages

Built in medieval times to house pipes that brought clean drinking water into the city, Exeter’s Underground Passages are a unique ancient monument – they are the only attraction of their type open to the public in Britain! Take a guided tour of these narrow, dark, passages, and visit the heritage centre to discover the story of this fascinating attraction.
  • Family Friendly
  • , History

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Exeter’s world-class museum has stunning displays and galleries, revealing Exeter’s rich history and global connections. A changing programme of special exhibitions means there is likely to be something different to see every visit, from national touring shows to community displays and fine art from the city’s collection. Free admission.
  • History
  • , Tours
  • , Walks

Exeter’s Red Coat Guided Tours

Discover Exeter on a free Red Coat Guided Tour, running daily throughout the year (except 25 and 26 December). The volunteer guides are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Exeter, and have some fascinating stories to tell. You’ll discover some of Exeter’s lesser known corners as well as learning about its major landmarks and the events of Exeter’s turbulent history which has shaped the city you see today.
  • Dog Friendly
  • , Family Friendly
  • , Tours

Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.
  • Cookery Schools

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage – Axminster

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