If you’re after a taste of South West eccentricity and beauty, Exeter is the place to stop and shop. From our treasure troves of antiques, to our modern independent boutiques, bespoke jewellery to our county classics – there’s something for everyone here. Oh, and we have an Apple Store and John Lewis too!Book Now
The River Exe runs through the heart of Exeter. In the past, goods were landed and traded right on Exeter’s Quayside. Now it’s a centre for leisurely antique shopping, kayaking and coffees. From the Quay the river runs down to classy Topsham with independent restaurants and shopping in it’s Dutch-influenced streets. Strike further afield for the British seaside experience to Victorian Exmouth: sea bathing and surfing are the story here.
It may be one of the grandest, but Southernhay House is not the only building bursting with historic character in or near Exeter. Strolling through the city streets, you will come upon quirky, diverse homes dating back to Tudor times, all circled within our Roman walls. A short day trip out of the city takes you to any of the National Trust properties on our doorstep. And, of course, at the heart of the city stands our Gothic Cathedral, the present building dating from 1114.
Exeter University is in the Russell Group and one of the top 1% of universities globally. It’s campus is a 40 minutes’ walk from Southernhay House Hotel and 20 minutes by car. We are the perfect base for parents looking for accommodation near to Exeter University.BOOK NOW