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5 things to do in Exeter this February

January 21, 2016     Exeter Seasonal

Spending time the capital city of Devon is an appealing opportunity for Devon locals anytime of year, as the rolling hills of the south meet a range of cultural and relaxing activities. In February you wont be short of things to do, so why not plan your time wisely? Come sunshine or rain, here are the top things you should try in this idyllic city.

Enjoy dinner and a show

Sometimes a little quiet in the arts department, Exeter actually has a number of theatres where you can see live performances of notable works, ideal for dark winter evenings where all you want is to be entertained indoors. With the Bike Theatre, Northcott Theatre and the Barnfield Theatre to name a few, there’s always a varied selection of shows, from Shakespeare to post-modern plays and musicals. In these cold months, there’s nothing a stand-out comedy can’t fix, and use the occasion to try out a new restaurant nearby, like the recently opened Rum and Crab Shack.

Take lunch at the Quay

One of the most popular meeting points in the city, Exeter Quay is a thriving location for independent businesses, nightlife, water activities and restaurants. You may have been several times before but there’s always something new to find in the local antiques shops and seasonal dishes on offer in the traditional pubs. Work your lunch off with a stroll along the water’s edge. Ideal for all ages and a romantic Valentine experience, so take the chance to relax and feed the ducks; just make sure you wrap up warm! If you feel like trying something new and getting active, make a booking at the Quay Climbing club or take in a few games at the bowling alley.

Go cycling

Devon is a hotspot for fantastic cycle routes with rides suitable for all abilities, allowing you to take in the beautiful scenery. One of the highlights is the A highlights is the Exe Estuary trail where you can go from the city into Topsham and Dawlish Warren, both famous for pub rest-stops and independent cafes. A trip to the coast is always an attractive prospect that helps you relive your childhood, so make an afternoon of your cycling adventure and even try your luck in the seaside amusements.

Visit the RAMM

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum sits just off the main high street and was recently reopened after a major and award-winning redevelopment. Voted Museum of the year in 2012, it’s a cultural must in the city and deserves repeat visits. It’s exhibitions are wide-ranging and are frequently updated, so you’re sure to find something new and of interest, with everything from Egyptians artifacts to talks on the application of weather in ancient art. Due to it’s size and extensive treasures within, it’s definitely worth the admission fee.

See the underground passages

A hidden gem of Exeter, these passages aren’t just for tourists. Sitting quietly below the city centre are networks of underground passages from medieval times, which were constructed and used to transport water where it was needed most during the plague. A treat for curious children and fascinated adults, you can take a tour through the passageways to learn more and see the expert construction for yourself. As part of your tour, you’re able to visit an exhibition and watch a video presentation before being given a hard hat and torch for your descent. Whilst not ideal for anyone suffering from claustrophobia, it’s a truly unique experience in Britain that’ll have you learning more about your local city, seeing it from a new perspective.

So, with so much right on your doorstep, let February weather do as it pleases with these top things to do in Exeter. As you take in the sights and support local institutions, you can rest assured you’ll always have plenty to do. Have fun and enjoy from us all at Your Store Self Storage Exeter!

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