Hotels in Exeter

Hotels in Exeter offer a delightful blend of history, elegance, and comfort, mirroring the character of this charming Cathedral city. Whether you crave the traditional charm of a quaint B&B within a stone's throw from the majestic Exeter Cathedral, or a modern boutique hotel with easy access to the University of Exeter campuses, there is something to suit every taste and budget.

Regardless of whether it's a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or a business trip, your perfect accommodation in Exeter awaits. Discover the city's rich history, diverse culture, and beautiful surroundings. Personalise your stay further with our filters for location, pricing and board type. Start your Exeter adventure with Lycafly today.

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Steeped in history and nestled on the River Exe, Exeter is the striking county town of Devon in the South West of England. Established as the base for the Roman's Legio II Augusta, the city boasts a rich and varied past that stretches from Roman occupation through to the modern day. The splendid Exeter Cathedral, which became Anglican following the English Reformation, is a testament to this enduring heritage.

Once a booming hub of the wool trade, Exeter experienced a period of decline before it was revitalised following the Second World War. Today, it is home to two campuses of the esteemed University of Exeter and serves as a major centre for education, business, and tourism in Devon and Cornwall.

From its early roots as Escanceaster in Saxon times to its role during the Norman Conquest and the English Civil War, the city has always been a significant player in England's story. Even the Jewish community found a home here before their expulsion in 1290.

Industrial development in the 19th century has given way to a thriving modern city with a vibrant Common Council. Despite its distance from coal or iron sources, Exeter has persevered and flourished. Today, it's proud of its iconic bridge across the River Exe, replacing the old medieval structure in 1778.

When to visit Exeter

The months from May to September are the best time to visit Exeter when the weather is at its most pleasant. These warm, sunny months are ideal for walking tours around the Cathedral and the University, open-air markets, and river walks along the Exe. Keep in mind that July, August, and June are the hottest periods, while September, April, and June usually witness less rainfall.

Exeter maintains a high level of safety for travellers but as always, it is recommended to abide by travel advisories. The city also doubles as a gateway to other popular UK destinations. Whether you plan a quick city-break or a base for exploring the wider Devon region, Exeter makes an excellent choice for your next holiday.

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