The capital of the county and second biggest city in the region (after Plymouth), Exeter, on the south Devon coast, is a picturesque town brimming with history. A cathedral city with ancient town walls still intact, it’s a delightful place to spend a day exploring. The city walls themselves are around 2,000 years old and, amazingly, 70% of the original constructions are still there, with free leaflets available at the Exeter Visitor Centre so you can learn while on your own guided tour. Alternatively, take to the depths of underground passages for a spot of medieval history and a unique perspective of the area! Throughout the city, there are more historical sites for you to admire, along with night-time food markets and musical performances to spice up your trip. Close to the Jurassic coast and the Dartmoor National Park, this location gives you the best of both worlds, culture and the great outdoors. Explore our selection of affordable Exeter cottages for you and your family.