Stuart Line Cruises
Since 1968, Stuart Line Cruises has been listed as one of the "top family attractions in Devon"! With boat trips sailing the coast around Exeter, Exmouth, Torquay and Sidmouth, we 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. Stuart Line Cruises has remained a family business with three boats operating year-round in our distinctive bright colours. We are a daily fixture on the water and have literally become part of the stunning scenery that we are blessed with.
Located on the Quay in Exeter we have a great range of home furnishings from beds and bedroom furniture to tables and chairs. Our tables are hand made here in Devon in our own workshops and we carry a huge range of complimentary furniture in our shops and available to order from extensive catalogues. Includes antique and custom painted furniture, mirrors, lights, collectables and Objects d'Art.
Founded in 1997 with a view to bringing some independence and originality to a very 'safe' furniture market we are a well established and respected retailer with 2 large outlets on the beautiful Quayside in Exeter and are one of the leading shops for contemporary and classic furniture, home accessories, lighting and garden furniture in the South West.
Open 6 days a week, all year round - 11:00 am to - 5:00 pm.
The Custom House was constructed in 1680-1 by the Exeter Chamber, extended in 1791 and again in the early 19thcentury. It is a Grade I listed building of both local and national importance. It is one of the earliest examples of a purpose built brick customs house in the country and has some fine plasterwork ceilings. Its situation, just outside the city wall at the head of the navigable section of the River Exe, gives it a commanding view and it is probably only second to Exeter Cathedral in popularity with visitors and photographers to the city.
Exeter's Antiques Centre
The Antiques Centre has been located in its present home since 1986. The building, opposite the Customs House on what was the Exeter fish quay, has had many uses in the past having been, variously, a customs transit shed, a fish market and a greengrocers store. Since the Antiques Centre opened, various internal improvements have gradually been made to realise a relaxed, warm and comfortable environment where customers can browse and buy at their own pace.
Opening hours; Open seven days a week. 10am to 5pm in winter extending to 5.30pm from Easter through to September. Riverside cafe facilities within the building and outside seating with river views.
AS Watersports have an extensive selection of kayaks, canoes, and all sorts of watersports equipment. Catering to anyone interested in paddling, from the beginner to the expert.
Monday 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday to Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Devon Wildlife Trust
Cricklepit Mill on Commercial Road, Exeter is the headquarters for the Devon Wildlife Trust, a registered conservation charity concerned with protecting wildlife in Devon for the future. Cricklepit Mill is also a restored working watermill, open to the public Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm throughout the year (except Christmas and bank holidays). Cricklepit first started milling in Exeter in 1220 and is the last working watermill in Exeter to survive into the 21st Century. Cricklepit now hosts monthly milling days which offer the general public the opportunity to see this beautifully restored watermill grinding grain for flour in the traditional way using 19th Century machinery and waterwheels. These milling days are usually on the second Friday of every month from10:00am-12 noon, although there are also a few Saturday events throughout the year. Stone-ground whole-meal flour produced at the mill is available to buy in reception. Please see web site for more information or call the Devon Wildlife Trust on 01392 279244. Entrance to the mill and wildlife garden is free but donations are always welcome. Groups are welcome but please call in advance to arrange a tour.