Exeter is the capital city of Devon and an easy city to explore on foot, right from the front door of the hotel. We’re bang in the centre of town, just yards from Cathedral Close. Please ask us for independent shopping ideas, historic trails and further information if you would like some guidance on some of Exeter’s best kept secrets and independent gems.
SH is very serious about having fun in a city context: that’s why we keep informed about all the latest news, openings and gossip. SH also sponsors a number of annual city events – and can let you have the inside information on these and more.
From its beginning, SH has sponsored Art Week Exeter, the first ever city-wide visual arts event. From major exhibitions, weird and unexpected connections between artists and places, and a real look behind the facade of the High Street – this is a week-long opportunity to wander, wonder and explore international as well as local art.
Check out the interactive work at SH and make it personal, using ⌗artisthedoorto [your thoughts here]!Details here
Shopping in Exeter is must. It easily provides visitors with an unforgettable shopping experience from stylish boutiques to the high street big names. Princesshay Quarter, just 5 minutes from Southernhay House Hotel, is a chic area, named as most outstanding medium sized shopping centre in Europe in 2008 – and you will find all of your favourite outlets there. Don’t worry we’ll have a cocktail waiting for you when you get back!
Exeter University is in the Russell Group and one of the top 1% of universities globally. Its campus is a 40 minutes’ walk from Southernhay House Hotel and just 20 minutes by car. We are the perfect base for families looking for accommodation near to Exeter University. We can arrange your transport to and from the University campus with prior notice. If you are visiting Exeter for a graduation we offer a special graduation menu throughout graduation week so you can celebrate in style.BOOK NOW VIEW GRADUATION MENU
Exeter Cathedral – St Peter’s Cathedral is one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in England. It’s been dominating the city’s skyline since 1400.
Red Coat Guided Tours – Take a guided walk around the city with the Red Coat Guides. Guides will take you for a 90-minute tour, showing you some of the most popular sights and attractions.
Exeter Quayside – The Quayside offers plenty to do for tourists and visitors. From walking, cycling, and boating for the more energetic to just relaxing by the water’s edge. And with plenty of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms there is always somewhere to get refreshed…
With so much to see and do in Exeter it’s tricky to know where to start. But if you need help planning your itinerary whilst your staying with us then here’s a list of our team’s favourite haunts and a whole host of ideas of places to visit.Browse the list