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Exeter Shopper And Antique Village

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  • Duration: 1 days
  • Board Basis: N/A
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK11645

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  • Travel Type: Coach

Exeter Shopper and the Antique Village

Exeter is the region's favourite place for shopping, culture and leisure. It offers a memorable shopping experience in a setting of architectural splendour. The city is a shopaholic's must-do destination with chic boutiques and stylish independents alongside the familiar big name stores. At the heart of the city is the award-winning Princesshay with a great choice of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Exeter's all easily walkable through great public spaces and traffic-free shopping areas. At the heart of the city is the Cathedral Quarter with the beautiful 800 year old Cathedral and with classic independent shops set around the spacious Green. High Street runs parallel to Princesshay and the Cathedral area, and features all the popular store names. The Guildhall and Harlequins undercover shopping centres are home to more familiar stores and small individual businesses.

Don't miss out on Gandy Street with its trendy clothes and gift shops. It's just off High Street in the Castle Quarter which is also home to the famous Cavern Club and Exeter Phoenix. Fore Street is at the centre of the West Quarter, full of quirky unusual shops situated in attractive older buildings and interesting arcades, leading downhill towards the River Exe. Here you'll find antiques, arts and crafts, water activities and other attractions in the historic Quayside area alongside shops and cafes.

Exeter is regarded as the cultural capital of the south west, and attracts national and international touring art exhibitions at its Galleries, which include the Spacex and Exeter Phoenix. Exeter's 2,000 year history is reflected in its heritage attractions, such as the Gothic St Peter's Cathedral and the Roman City Wall. Explore beneath the city's streets at Exeter's Underground Passages, medieval passages originally built to bring fresh water into the city in medieval times. Find out more about Exeter's fascinating history on one of the free Red Coat Guided Tours, or take one of three Self-Guided Heritage Trails around the city. Other historic buildings include the Exeter Guildhall and Tuckers Hall, or head down to Exeter's Historic Quayside, a hub of leisure and activity, where you can explore the River Exe and Exeter ship canal by boat, bicycle or on foot, and discover the historic Exe Island. Visit the Quay House Visitor Centre to discover Exeter's maritime history and watch a free short film - Exeter: 2,000 Years of History.

Stunning displays at the City's Royal Albert Memorial Museum take visitors on a voyage of discovery from pre-history to the present day and from Exeter all around the world. It's busy programme of exhibitions and events means there's always something new. Free entry means you can call time and again. Experience Tudor life at St Nicholas Priory, the 900 year old guest wing of a former Benedictine Priory.

A short distance from the city centre, on the University of Exeter's Streatham Campus, is the The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, or visit the nearby town of Topsham for theTopsham Museum, housed in a 17th century building overlooking the Exe Estuary.

The Antique Village is a total antiques, vintage, retro and salvage destination. Located on a 4 acre site 8 miles east of Exeter, you will find a large multi-dealer antiques centre, auction saleroom, architectural salvage site and the delightful Dovetail café serving specialty coffees, cakes and more.

Come and browse our extensive dealer stalls. You will find for sale: Antique, vintage and retro furniture, home décor, shrubs and bedding plants, statuary, garden furniture, architectural salvage and maybe discover things you never knew you wanted!

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