Curious About Exeter | Day Out With The Kids

Curious About Exeter

Exeter, Devon, England

  • Exeter clocktower on Curious About Exeter trail
  • Exeter's ship canal on Curious About Exeter trail
  • Exeter cathedral on Curious About Exeter trail

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Ages: 9+

Venue type: Outdoor

Curious About Exeter gives an entertaining glimpse into what makes this fascinating Devon city what it is. Whether you're a resident or visiting for the first time, we will show you things you wouldn't previously have noticed, as well as the obvious places. Our two unique walks can be enjoyed separately, or joined together to form one longer walk, depending upon available time and energy and how many of our suggestions for things to do and see on the way appeal to you!

Walk 1: Gardens to Cathedral

This walk starts at the intriguing Northernhay Gardens, a delight to explore, before probing the charm of Rougemont Gardens with its city walls. Sweeping past Exeter Castle you'll enter busy and quirky shopping streets, one housing an ancient church, before stumbling across the ruins of bygone almshouses. Next there's a Roman Way and elegant promenades, before arriving at the splendour of Exeter's spectacular Cathedral. (1.5 miles / 2.4 kms)

Cathedral to Quayside

Walking beside Cathedral Green will take you back to an earlier, graceful era, before passing an early medieval church, Exeter Cathedral School and a 14th century Bishop's Palace gateway. Now it's downhill all the way, past a Baptist Church, city walls and the Custom House, before the Exeter quayside expands before you: a river and canal with old world charm, combined with stylish living, eating and drinking! (0.7 miles / 1.1 kms)

Have fun and stay curious...


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Starts at Northernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RY, England


Click here to visit Curious About Exeter's website
0115 9502151

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Our walks are self guided, so can be done whenever you like and in your own time!


£7.49 for a instant download (print at home or view on device)
£7.99 +P&P for a printed booklet sent to you first class.
One printed booklet/instant download is recommended for up to four people.

More Information


Public toilets are available on the way.

Gift shop

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Eating information

Curious About Exeter passes lots of shops and cafes. Northernhay Gardens, The Cathedral area and the Quayside at the end are all good spots for a picnic.