Brimming with an abundance of things to see and do

Exeter's Historic Quayside is one of the most attractive place to visit in the city, with a thriving waterfront area and a number of unique businesses to explore. Just a short stroll or cycle from the city centre, the area is understandably popular with residents and visitors alike. Whether you want to discover some history, enjoy some exercise, shop for an unusual gift or enjoy a bite to eat, the Quayside has it covered.

Along both the River Exe and the nearby canal you will find an eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs from where to soak up the atmosphere and watch the world go by. The Quay Cellars are also home to a number of independent businesses, offering everything for art to artisan coffee to bike and canoe hire.

A number of events take place every year organised by the Exeter Canal an Quay Trust, including Summer at the Quayside, the Exeter Heritage Harbour Festival and Summer at the Quayside. You can also expect a number of markets, live gigs and other events taking place around the waterfront and under the Transit Shed.

To learn more about the history of the quayside, as well as the packed programme of events taking place throughout the year, do pop into the Exeter Customs House, with operates as both a visitor centre and thriving hub for lovers of art and culture.

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