West Country Foodie Escape – 2 day itinerary
This two day escape takes in the ancient city of Exeter in Devon. With experiences ranging from cathedral tower tours to mysterious underground passageways and a floating seafood restaurant, your clients will see this destination from every possible angle!
Exeter is worth a visit for its food and drink alone. Cafés and tea shops hide among charming historic buildings, and restaurants and bistros serve top-quality Devonshire produce. The Exeter Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday and the annual Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is held in April.
Some of Exeter’s pubs are hundreds of years old – serving real ales and fine wines in historic settings around the Cathedral Yard and High Street, reputed to have once been frequented by Sir Francis Drake and Charles Dickens!
Getting To Exeter
Exeter is easily reachable from London on the train. Services run from London Paddington every 30 minutes and the journey time is under 2 hours 30 minutes. For short trips, individual rail tickets can be booked in advance through the Trainline. For longer journeys, one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to explore Britain is with a BritRail Pass, which allows unlimited journeys and the freedom to explore.
National Express and Megabus coaches travel from various starting points across the country to the bus and coach station at Paris Street in the centre of the city.
For those who prefer to take a domestic flight, or who are flying directly from Europe, Exeter International Airport is served by flights from around the UK (including Manchester, London City and Edinburgh) as well as European destinations. A bus service runs between the airport and the Paris Street bus and coach station.