Royal William Yard is the largest group of Grade 1 listed military buildings in Europe, now a thriving hub of independent and chain businesses, restaurants and retailers. Access Royal William Yard by land and sea with its own ferry service direct from the Barbican or explore on paddleboard from Firestone Bay.
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.
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.
Learn about the history of the island, walk the tunnels, see the wildlife and view Plymouth from a whole new perspective. Look back at Plymouth and views across Cornwall as you climb to the highest part of the island, the perfect photo opportunity!
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.
Black Friars Distillery is home to Plymouth Gin and is the oldest working gin distillery in England. Take part in a variety of experiences from a 1-hour gin tour to an exclusive master distillers tour. Even better, take on the Smeaton’s Tower Experience with the master distiller for something extra special.
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.
Enjoy a 90 minute historical walking tour of Plymouth. Walk in the footprints of the Pilgrims and other great adventurers and see and hear the history of perhaps the World’s greatest Seafaring City! Explore the city’s waterfront and discover hundreds of years of Plymouth history that shaped today’s world as we know it
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.
The largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and lead theatre in the South West. Theatre Royal Plymouth has a packed production calendar of West End shows, contemporary drama, ballet and dance companies and national operas.
This restored Elizabethan House sits on the backstreets of Plymouth Barbican. Take yourself on an immersive yet authentic journey through its history, as well as an insight into the history of Plymouth’s Barbican and introduce yourself to some of the people who have lived in the House since it was built 400 years ago.
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.
Fore Adventure at Middle beach are one of Dorsets leading outdoor adventure providers, founded by Jade and Dan Scott in 2010 they have been hosting wild food adventures for over 12 years and are experts in their field. As featured on Channel 4, ITV, BBC and Sky. Take a trip to Old Harry Rocks with one of their signature Sea Kayaking or Stand Up Paddle Boarding tours, explore natures very own larder on a Fishing or Foraging event or discover your wild side on a Bushcraft, Rock climbing or Coasteering adventure.
At Elite Duchy Tours we help people to create memories by providing unique personalised tours of Cornwall. We like to get off the beaten track so the South West 660 is perfect for us. Explore with a local guide and expert driver in a luxury 4×4 to really experience Cornwall.
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.
Just a stones through across the water lies Mount Edgcumbe. Take a walk through history as you explore the ancestral home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe, hire a bike and explore the grade 1unspoilt 865-acre park landscape, or take a trek with an Alpaca. The options are endless!.
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.
Just 300m from Par Sands, Howl Brewery offers a new experience in beer, pizza and adventure. Spend the day paddle-boarding and coasteering with our qualified Blue Dot Adventure guides, then wind down with one of our small-batch craft ales and delicious stone baked Neapolitan-style pizzas made with our homemade sourdough.
The South West’s premier cruising, ferry and fishing company. Set sail on various tours to discover the UK’s first national marine park, catch the ferry across to Cornwall or Mount Batten and explore the South West Coastal Path or try your hand at catching your dinner to cook later on at The Boathouse.
The Box is made up of 9 permanent galleries highlighting Plymouth’s incredible collections, 14 monumental ships’ figureheads, film and photography exhibits and many more. It’s exhibition programme focuses on sharing stories of international and local significance as well as through performances, events and artistic responses in its new public space, Tavistock Square